Alonzo jay king, jr was arrested on first and second degree assault charges while under arrest, but prior to conviction, king's dna was collected and logged in maryland's dna database that database matched king's dna to a dna sample from an unsolved rape case. It was because of this law that policemen collected “and logged in maryland’s dna database” after the arrest, but prior to the conviction, of alonzo jay king, jr king was arrested on both first- and second-degree assault charges, and his dna was matched to a sample from an unsolved rape case. King seeks to suppress the dna evidence, arguing that his arrest and indictment for rape were invalid as an unreasonable search and seizure under the fourth amendment alonzo jay king claimed that the dna act was unconstitutional.
In 2009 alonzo jay king jr was arrested by the maryland police for first and second degree assault in the state of maryland there is an act called the “dna act” which gives police the right to collect a suspects dna. The case before the supreme court focused on alonzo jay king, jr, who was arrested for assault in wicomico county, maryland, in 2009 after pointing a gun at several people. Alonzo jay king, jr v state of maryland, no 68, september term, 2011 criminal law - maryland dna collection act - fourth amendment - king’s fourth amendment right, as an arrestee only, to be free from unreasonable.
The 5-2 court of appeals ruling found maryland violated alonzo jay king jr’s constitutional rights before his 2009 assault case went to trial, his dna was entered into a statewide database. Maryland attorney general douglas f gansler took a first step tuesday toward an appeal to the us supreme court in a high-stakes case that blocks police across the state from collecting dna. The maryland court of appeals ruled that a state law authorizing dna collection from people who had been arrested but not yet convicted violated the fourth amendment’s prohibition of. Identity of her attacker2 that attack propelled a fourth amendment fight in the maryland state court system over whether suspicionless dna3 testing of 756 missouri law review [vol 79 ble under the fourth amendment, how the holding further blurs fourth alonzo jay king, jr (“king”) was arrested in wicomico county, maryland,. By lindsey maultasch — on april 10, 2009, alonzo jay king, jr was arrested in maryland on first- and second-degree assault charges pursuant to the maryland dna collection act, a swab was used to take a sample of king’s dna.
Updated friday 3:55 pm attorneys for the maryland man involved in the case, alonzo jay king, jr, on friday filed their brief opposing any further hold on the state court ruling it was filed in advance of the deadline set by the chief justice. In 2009, alonzo jay king, jr was arrested in maryland on first- and second-degree assault charges id at 553 the dna act authorized collection of a dna sample from king because assault is a violent crime. No 12-207 in the supreme court of the united states state of maryland, petitioner v alonzo jay king, jr on petition for a writ of certiorari to the court of appeals of maryland brief for the respondent in opposition.
Dna swabbing vs the fourth amendment maryland’s attorney general, douglas gansler, has vowed to take a case challenging the collection of dna samples from arrested suspects all the way to the united states supreme court the maryland court of appeals, the state’s highest court, struck down a state law this month that allowed police to. The case was brought before the supreme court by the state of maryland after king’s lawyers argued that the dna collected without a warrant had been an unreasonable search and seizure. The fourth amendment in the news balancing privacy versus government interests is a challenging dilemma concerning the fourth amendment battles between advocates of due process and crime control occur in every state of the union often extending beyond the criminal trial into the arena of appeals.
The court in king held that the warrantless collection of defendant alonzo king's dna upon his arrest violated the fourth amendment the us supreme court then granted certiorari to hear the case the us supreme court then granted certiorari to hear the case. Alonzo jay king jr was arrested for first- and second-degree assault as according to maryland police protocol, the maryland dna collection act, a dna sample was taken from king at the time of the arrest and entered into maryland's database. A maryland court of appeals overturned king's conviction, holding that the dna collection violated the fourth amendment because his expectation of privacy outweighed the state's interests monday, chief justice roberts stayed that opinion , based on the fair prospect that the supreme court will grant certiorari in the case, cnn reports.