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Strieff: An Active Arrest Warrant for an Unpaid Traffic Ticket Makes You Vulnerable to an Illegal Search and Seizure

WARNING: The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. If the police stop you without reasonable suspicion and find evidence of illegal activity, the exclusionary rule prevents the State from using the illegally obtained evidence against you in a criminal prosecution. The rule operates as… Read more

Does Leming Change the Law on Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop?

Does Leming Change the Law on Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop? A divided Court of Criminal Appeals issued a decision in April 2016 that on first glance seems to have rejected 23 years of established case law surrounding the issue of reasonable suspicion to stop a driver. For almost a quarter century, Texas courts… Read more

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