Can the Police Search Your Vehicle During a DWI Stop?

Generally, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides you from protection against unreasonable search and seizure. As a result, police officers normally cannot search you, your vehicle, or your home, without first getting a search warrant that a judge has issued after determining that there was probable cause that you had committed a crime. […]
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How to Know When a Traffic Stop Is Legal and Why It Matters

A Legal Stop   An officer in Missouri must have reasonable suspicion you had committed, were committing or were about to commit a crime to pull you over lawfully. Reasonable suspicion is a legal standard many states use to ensure probable cause and not discrimination provides the motivation for traffic stops. Even so, police make […]
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