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CRIMINAL LAW

By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | October 28, 2014

VEHICLES SEARCHES DURING TRAFFIC STOPS:

Many of you will be amazed to learn that a police officer may call upon their K-9 friend (dog to sniff for illegal drugs) to a simple traffic stop.  You are probably saying, this is absurd.  Well, it is, but it happens every day.

So, when may a police officer do this?  Answer:  During any legitimate traffic stop so long as the time it takes for the k-9 to arrive does not exceed approximately 20 minutes.

I currently have two cases where this has happened. Both are pending motions to suppress in Northern counties (Marion and Lake) I will report the outcome of these hearings in a future blog.  In the meantime, please ensure that you are not carrying illegal drugs and weapons in your vehicle or you may end up facing serious felony charges.  And, do not carry narcotics in unmarked containers  belonging to others.  Make sure you have your prescription for the drugs.

MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLES LIGHTS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT ARE ALWAYS IN WORKING ORDER.  THIS WILL HELP PREVENT TRAFFIC STOPS.

Yes, our Fourth Amendment is hanging on a cliff!

 

 

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One Response to “CRIMINAL LAW”

  1. Heather Says:
    November 21st, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    you don’t have to buy health care edutace your self on the topic before you presume to know everything . That section was overridden by the supreme court as unconstitutional and the liability will fall on the state when someone is injured and must be treated at an ER or something when they dont have insurance. You will also be taxed for not having insurance which is great, i don’t wanna pay for some moron who thinks they are superman then ends up in the hospital. Why should I have to pay for my insurance and for treatment of uninsured people?

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