Cole v. State & Weems v. State

Were there exigent circumstances to allow a warrantless blood draw?

Yes in Cole and no in Weems. Cole and Weems should be studied together so that prosecutors and police can understand what exigent circumstances are and are not. The proper way to view an exigency case is “whether officers had a reasonable belief that obtaining a warrant was impractical based on the circumstances and information known at the time of the search.”

Read Cole here & Weems here.