LEA ONE Micro-Courses

LEA ONE Micro-Courses are instructor-led live online classes that last only two hours and provide in-depth instruction on a single topic in the Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. Each Micro-Course has defined learning objectives and requires an assessment score of 80% in order to successfully complete the course. The cost is only $19 for two hours of expert instruction from one of our award-winning legal instructors. Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended.

To register for a LEA ONE Micro-Course, simply click on the appropriate course registration link below:

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Entering Curtilage – A LEA ONE Micro-Course What is curtilage? Where is it? How is curtilage protected? This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course explores the protection afforded to curtilage under the Fourth Amendment. 10 Jan, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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Protective Sweeps - A LEA ONE Micro-Course This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course explores the legal requirements for conducting a warrantless protective sweep of a dwelling while effectuating an arrest. The instruction includes both the automatic and the extended protective sweeps.17 Jan, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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Terry Frisks - A LEA ONE Micro-Course When do you automatically get a Terry Frisk? The answer is: never! Like all judicially-recognized exceptions, the Terry Frisk has a purpose and it has requirements. This two-hour LEA ONE discuss the requirements including the Terry Frisks of people, containers, and vehicles.24 Jan, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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The Automobile Exception - A LEA ONE Micro-Course One of the earliest judicially-recognized exceptions, the Automobile Exception has evolved over the last century to become one of the most important warrantless searches utilized by law enforcement. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course explains the development of this exception to its current application.31 Jan, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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Plain View Seizures - A LEA ONE Micro-Course Arguably the most important judicially-recognized exception, Plain View Seizures often provide the key evidence needed to obtain a criminal conviction. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course will explain the purpose, requirements, and use of this important warrantless seizure.7 Feb, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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The Knowing Exposure Doctrine - A LEA ONE Micro-Course Under the privacy definition of a Fourth Amendment search, a government intrusion into a “reasonable expectation of privacy” is a search that requires a warrant or judicially-recognized exception. Under the Knowing Exposure Doctrine, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that what a person knowingly exposes to the public, even in his own home or office, is not a subject of Fourth Amendment protection. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course will explore this important doctrine regarding government searches. 14 Feb, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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The Destruction of Evidence Exigency - A LEA ONE Micro-Course Once of the most commonly utilized “exigent circumstances” judicially-recognized exceptions, the destruction exigency is an important warrantless search. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course explores the history and evolution of this exception, including the requirements for reasonableness under the Fourth Amendment.21 Feb, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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The Emergency Exigency - A LEA ONE Micro-Course The emergency exigency is an important judicially-recognized exception that allows for warrantless searches that can save lives. Though often unrelated to criminal investigation, warrantless searches under this exception often result in the discovery and seizure of evidence of criminal activity. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course teaches the requirements for lawful warrantless searches under the emergency exigency exception.28 Feb, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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Vehicle Impound and Inventory Under the Community Caretaking Doctrine The Supreme Court has interpreted the Fourth Amendment in a way that permits the warrantless inventory searches of vehicles that have been impounded under a specific set of rules. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course explains the recently reaffirmed Community Caretaking Doctrine and warrantless vehicle inventory searches under that doctrine.7 Mar, 202214:00 EST2 hours
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Identifying Vehicle Passengers - A LEA ONE Micro-Course Extending traffic stops for non-mission-related activities can result in the exclusion of evidence that is subsequently discovered. The identification of passengers presents a unique situation regarding this rule. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course presents the rules regarding the identification of vehicle passengers to prevent violation of the Rodriguez Rule.14 Mar, 202214:00 EDT2 hours
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The Exclusionary Rule - A LEA ONE Micro-Course When you hear someone on the news say “he got away with it on a technicality,” the technicality to which they refer is commonly the Exclusionary Rule. The Exclusionary Rule can preclude the admission of evidence regardless of the seriousness of the offense. This two-hour LEA ONE Micro-Course provides an insightful history of the development of this common law rule of evidence and discusses its significance in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.21 Mar, 202214:00 EDT2 hours
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