Monthly Archives: August 2011

Your GPS Working for the Government

Can the government track your every move without a valid Search warrant?  Does putting a covert GPS monitoring device on your vehicle violate your right to privacy?  Do you have an expectation of privacy as you drive around in public?  … Continue reading

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DUI on Motorized Beer Cooler

An Australian man caught driving a motorized cooler box through a beachside resort town appeared in court charged with drunk driving, The Courier Mail reported Monday. Christopher Petrie, 23, faces charges of driving under the influence and driving without a license after police … Continue reading

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Maybe Not Man’s /Best/ Friend

Is a police K-9 just a dog, or is it an officer? What about a part of a police officer? These are some of the existential questions that could be facing a police K-9 in a North Carolina city this … Continue reading

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Pickup Truck Stop

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said that all politics are local. But what about laws? Laws seem to work the opposite way, especially when considering vehicular and highway regulation. Sometimes, though, local rules- such as city … Continue reading

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Ask an Attorney: Can I get a DWI based on a prescription drug showing up in my system?

Most likely, yes. If all other factors justify you being stopped, the fact that the chemicals in your system are from a prescribed medication will not make the DWI automatically dismissed. The fact that they are a prescribed medication may … Continue reading

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What Not to Wear, Idaho

Idaho residents have decided to expand the role of their police force. Now, police in Idaho Falls are also using their police force as fashion police. An officer recently had to tell a resident to stop wearing his black bunny … Continue reading

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Pro Se What?

In the recent case of Warren Jeffs, the defendant exercised his right to Pro Se counsel, which is to be his own defense attorney. While this is a basic right, it seems to fly directly against another basic right- the … Continue reading

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