Whether you use your car to commute to and from work or to visit friends and family, chances are that eventually, you will experience a traffic stop. Do you know what to do and what not to do during a traffic stop?...more
Officers Had Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity Based Upon the Totality of the Circumstances -
Overview: The Supreme Court recently held that peace officers who conducted a traffic stop and searched a vehicle...more
Across the nation, the number of law enforcement officers, emergency technicians and workers being killed during traffic stops responses to accidents, and construction sites is growing.
When you are arrested for a DUI, you face both an administrative suspension action from DMV and a separate criminal case. Each matter is heard independently in separate proceedings with their own sets of rules and procedures....more
On July 1st, 2010, the California legislature implemented an ignition interlock device or IID pilot program to run through December 31st, 2015. The new legislation required all individuals convicted of 1st or repeat offense...more
It would be a mistake to think that average people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) receive the same treatment as troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. Count that as a good thing, because even though it might seem as...more
When drivers are stopped by law enforcement based on suspicion of driving under the influence, anxiety can shoot through the roof. This can have a disastrous effect on any of the diagnostic measures used to determine whether...more
Maybe you had a drink. Or maybe you had no alcohol at all. Regardless, if police stop you, you may feel apprehensive and nervous — a natural reaction, since police are intimidating. However, you may not realize that the...more
Police reports often describe an officer’s initial contact with a citizen as a consensual encounter. And these so-called consensual encounters sometimes result in searches of the person or car and ultimately in arrests....more
A recent incident involving a Cleveland man illustrates the need to resist the urge to flee if you’re stopped by the police.
In March 2013, 42-year-old Cleveland resident Cory D. Locke was observed making a possible...more
Getting pulled over can be a nerve-wracking experience, even when you have done nothing wrong....more
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