Robert Guest, at the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, posted about an interesting interview with drug dog expert, Steve Nicely. Nicely was used as an expert in a Nebraska criminal court where the reliability of a drug-sniffing dog was brought into question. According to the interview, Nicely's testimony helped persuade a trial court judge that police conduct involving a drug-dog violated an accused's right to freedom from unreasonable searches or seizures.
Thanks for the post, Robert. Often criminal defense lawyers face the prospect of having to challenge the probable cause to stop or detain our clients based on the alert of a police drug dog. Steve Nicely may be a good resource for those faced with this challenge.