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When a law enforcement officer orders an individual to stop, most people follow the command without hesitation or conflict. However, the situation sometimes arises where a person attempts to leave the scene of the attempted stop, either with purposeful intent … Continue reading

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Although the Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable searches” without a warrant, the courts have long held there is an exception for “reasonable” highway checkpoints where police may stop all cars in a designated area. In some cases, a motorist who intentionally … Continue reading

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In an age of mass surveillance, it is no surprise police officers routinely record traffic stops using dashboard cameras. These cameras often provide valuable evidence in drunk driving cases. The proper use of such evidence was the subject of a … Continue reading

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Although the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires police to obtain a warrant based on “probable cause” before searching a person’s property, the Supreme Court has long recognized a lower standard of proof when it comes to police … Continue reading

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