Police Encounters Discussed & Outlined An individual that has involved in police encounters knows that the situations are never easy or comforting, at least when you’re the individual being questioned about the possibility of a crime occurring or have already occurred. Police encounters are considered special situations due the U.S. Constitution, which provides certain rights…

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A warrant v warrantless search can be the difference between a constitutional violation and a legal search (and later seizure) by a police officer. Warrant v warrantless searches can occur in many situations and circumstances. To begin, a warrant to search is constitutionally required in situations, unless there is a constitutionally accepted exception that allows…

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Police Officer Mistakes – They do happen Whenever you are confronted by a police officer, it becomes essential that the particular police officer involved handles him- or herself accordingly. Police officer mistakes can lead to a great outcome in a criminal case. When police officer mistakes occur, it brings about the possibility of having the…

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What Is The Right Of Privacy? You would initially assume that the Right of Privacy is explicitly stated within the United States Constitution; however, this is not true. Instead, it is an interpreted or created right due to some of the core Amendments found within the document. One of the core Amendments creating such a…

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SCOPE OF MOTOR VEHICLE SEARCH When an individual motorist is stopped by a police officer for a traffic violation or for another reason bringing about a reasonable suspicion that a crime is occurring or about to occur a police officer can detain the individual motorist on the side of the roadway. But how long cans…

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    MEDICAL MARIJUANA TIPS – FOR YOUR SAFETY This marijuana tips flier, poster or card was made for individuals who are medical marijuana patients and caregivers. It was created in order to provide you with vital and important information dealing with medical marihuana here in the State of Michigan. Knowing the law then maintaining…

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Stop And Frisk Searches By Police Officers – United States v Noble Explained On August 8, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals in the 6th Circuit, in United States v Noble, explained the limits and constraints place on an officer when he chooses to perform a Terry Stop and frisk searches on individuals. The Court explained…

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Warrantless Home Search By Law Enforcement Can Happen  Generally, Law Enforcement (or Police) are not allowed to enter your home without a warrant; however, some circumstances can allow for them to perform a warrantless home search (meaning without a warrant or your consent). Those instances allowing for a warrantless home search are referred to as exigent circumstances. Emergency…

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GPS Tracking Devices In United States v Jones – United States Supreme Court The United States Supreme Court held that GPS tracking devices were not allowed to be attached an individual’s vehicle unless the government has first obtained a warrant to attach such a device. See United States v Jones. The defendant Jones was being…

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