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A criminal case is referred to as court proceedings involving a trial against an individual who has committed a crime against an individual or the government. This paper elucidates a criminal case through an illustration of a case. This case is between Wardens, Maryland penitentiary versus Hayden. This case was an evaluation of an order. This paper presents a case law of the United States Supreme Court. This paper offer a review of a criminal case, focuses on the trial and the issues raised, the appeals and the issues raised, as well as the findings of the United States Supreme Court.

One fine morning in 1962, law enforcers in the United States pursued a man they suspected of robbing the Diamond Cab Company located in Baltimore. The police carried out a search in his house and confiscated a number of things including outfits. Though Hayden's wife allowed the law enforcers to rummage the house, they found Hayden upstairs pretending to be asleep. The outfits he was wearing were used in the recognition and detection of the crime of burglary. The certainty of the crime was acknowledged. In this case, confiscating of Hayden's possessions supposedly necessitating the fervor of the case was disputed as being illegitimate due to the fact that these possessions had exclusive significance in the form of proof. Subsequently, Hayden appealed for a centralized court order of habeas-corpus. According to Casenotes, ?the district court denied the petition, but the fourth circuit reversed, holding the items to have had evidentiary value only and, therefore, not to be subject to search and seizure. The supreme court therefore granted review? (8)

[...] The ruling of the appeal posited that the rummaging was constitutional on the basis of the Fourth Amendment. The court on the other hand argued that the inclusion of the outfits did not impinge on the rights of the accused in regard to security and confidentiality. It is important to consider the fact that there must be a relationship or link connecting the personal belongings and the delinquent activity. Conclusion In conclusion, law enforcers in the United States in 1962 received intelligence from eyewitnesses who pursued the felon of his whereabouts. [...]

[...] The Fourth Amendment allows the inclusion of the personal belongings in the conventional perspective. Works cited Casenotes. Criminal Procedure, Keyed to Allen/Stunz/Hoffman/Livingston. New York: John Wiley & Sons Print. Casey, Eoghan. Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet. London: Elsevier Print. Karagiozis, Michael and Sgaglio Richard. Forensic Investigation Handbook: An Introduction to the Collection, Preservation, Analysis, and Presentation of Evidence. Illinois: Charles C Thomas Print. [...]

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