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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Sobriety Checkpoints: What You Need to Know

Sobriety or DWI checkpoints or roadblocks are a controversial tool used by law enforcement officials across the nation with the intent of deterring drunk and drugged driving. In most cases, police set up roadblocks and either stop every driver, or drivers selected at random, to screen them for possible intoxicated driving. Under Missouri law, sobriety […]
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