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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Resisting Arrest: How Much Trouble Am I In?

Under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 575.150, individuals commit the offense of resisting or interfering with arrest when they: Know or reasonably should know that an officer is trying to make an arrest or lawfully detain or stop a person or vehicle, Act with the purpose of preventing the officer from carrying out the arrest, and […]
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Drug Crimes and Civil Forfeiture of Assets

Under Missouri civil forfeiture law, law enforcement officers can seize any property that they have probable cause to believe is used or derived from criminal activity. This type of seizure also requires that the police have probable cause to believe that the property will be lost or destroyed if not seized. The seizure must be […]
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