When Must Police Read Me My Rights?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals whom law enforcement officials arrest and place in custody must read them their “Miranda” rights. These rights are familiar to anyone who has watched “Law and Order” or movies involving law enforcement. More specifically, Miranda rights include advisements that: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you […]
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What is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?

Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) is an involuntary horizontal jerking or bouncing of the eyeball that occurs when one’s eye gazes to the side. Alcohol consumption impairs your brain’s ability to control your eye movements, which makes the HGN appear. The more alcohol you have consumed, the more pronounced the jerking or bouncing of the eyeball […]
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Can the Police Search Your Phone without a Warrant?

When most individuals are arrested these days, it is likely that they have cell phones with them at the time of their arrest. Many may wonder to what extent police can look at their cell phones when they are arrested for the purposes of finding incriminating evidence against them. Typically, a police officer can examine […]
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