Title

Unconscious and Unwarranted

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

When looking at the Fourth Amendment in the United States Constitution, the amendment was put in place to protect citizens from unlawful searches and seizures by government agencies. In the case of Mitchell v. Wisconsin, the petitioner Gerald Mitchell was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The officer than took Mitchell to the hospital and asked a hospital worker to draw Mitchell’s blood without a warrant while he was unconscious. Mitchell’s blood alcohol level was beyond the legal limit. I will be examining whether the officer obtained Mitchell’s blood illegally without a warrant and whether the officer violated Mitchell’s fourth amendment rights.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Teresa Divine

Department/Program

Law and Justice

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May 16th, 1:00 PM May 16th, 2:30 PM

Unconscious and Unwarranted

Ellensburg

When looking at the Fourth Amendment in the United States Constitution, the amendment was put in place to protect citizens from unlawful searches and seizures by government agencies. In the case of Mitchell v. Wisconsin, the petitioner Gerald Mitchell was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The officer than took Mitchell to the hospital and asked a hospital worker to draw Mitchell’s blood without a warrant while he was unconscious. Mitchell’s blood alcohol level was beyond the legal limit. I will be examining whether the officer obtained Mitchell’s blood illegally without a warrant and whether the officer violated Mitchell’s fourth amendment rights.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/196