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If I get pulled over, does a tip provide probable cause to search my car?

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First, a traffic violation serves as an

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Implied Consent Laws

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First of all, you should know that all 50 states have enacted implied consent laws. So, despite what you

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Sobriety Checkpoints

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Yes. Police do have the right to set up sobriety checkpoints, so long as the checkpoint is constitutional. What makes

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Traffic Stops

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The primary law enforcement purposes for making a traffic stop of a moving vehicle on a public highway are: 1)

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Miranda Rights

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The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness

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Police Citizen Encounters

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The Supreme Court has placed police-citizen encounters into three tiers or categories:

First, there are communications between officers and citizens that are

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Pyramid Schemes

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A pyramid scheme typically involves a few people at the top of the pyramid who get their friends and relatives to give them

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Search Warrants

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The major evil against which the Fourth Amendment protects is the physical entry of the home. The Fourth Amendment requires that searches of

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Arrest Warrants

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For Fourth Amendment purposes, an arrest warrant founded on probable cause implicitly carries with it the limited authority to enter a dwelling in

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