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When Are Vehicle Searches Legal?
When Are Vehicle Searches Legal?

Usually when a traffic stop is initiated for a moving violation, expired registration, or a broken taillight, it ends with a warning or a citation and the rattled motorist drives away when it’s over. Occasionally something in the vehicle will catch the officer’s eye, and ...

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Blog posts in Search and Seizure

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    The Fourteenth District Court of Appeals at Houston recently handed down an opinion that provides an interesting twist in Fourth Amendment ...

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