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  • pre-textual Stops and the New Ban on Cell Phones in PA
    pre-textual Stops and the New Ban on Cell Phones in PA

    Police have a new weapon in the war on drugs, drunk driving...distracted driving Police will undoubtedly be citing folks for texting while driving, which will take effect in March 2012. This is a ...

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  • Cell Data Being Used As A Way to
    Cell Data Being Used As A Way to "Track" Suspects

    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held the "pinging" technology or the mining of cell data was not in violation of the Warrant Clause of the 4th Amendment. In States v. Skinner , 09-6497, 2012 WL ...

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  • Defending the Arrest Made Using a Drug Dog
    Defending the Arrest Made Using a Drug Dog

    Drug dog sniffs are not automatically a reliable means to establish probable cause. As pointed out in a prior article about canine searches during roadside stops for traffic tickets, drug dogs or ...

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  • Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement
    Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Consent to search is an exception to the warrant requirement, but it must be knowing, intelligent and voluntary to be valid I have written several blog articles about police stops along roadways and ...

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  • Traffic Stops and Car Search, Part II
    Traffic Stops and Car Search, Part II

    Police may stop you for a vehicle code violation and cite you. They may not, however, keep you there for an extended period of time. I had previously blogged on this site on January 21, 2012 about ...

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  • Police are
    Police are "Trying to Catch you Ridin' Dirty!"

    Beginning today (March 9, 2012), police can pull drivers over for typing, sending or reading messages, or using or looking at handheld or pad electronic devices. As reported by PennLive- An officer ...

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