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Can the Police Search Your Car?

Can the Police Search Your Car?

Often, when a police officer pulls you over, you may receive a citation and be sent on your way. While this may be a frustrating situation, it is much better than what some drivers experience when a police officer wants to search the driver’s car. The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you protection against unreasonable search and seizure, which applies to places in which you have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Generally speaking, police need a search warrant to conduct a search without violating your 4th Amendment rights. However, there are some exceptions to the warrant requirement...

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What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?

What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?

April 20th, or 4/20, is a popular "holiday" among marijuana drug users. While many believe the term "420" derives from the police code for marijuana, it actually originates from a group of five Californian students who regularly smoked at 4:20 PM, and what started as a time to meet up and smoke, 420 eventually surpassed this group of five and made its way into the English vernacular. With 4/20 quickly approaching, the state of Missouri has begun its first ever, “420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign," meant to quash the number of people driving under the influence on this unofficial "holiday." According to Fox...

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