Nervousness is no reason to prolong a traffic stop – Drugs suppressed

It seems our courts are following the Fourth Circuit in getting fed up with law enforcement and prosecutors alike trying to mold innocent acts into reasonable suspicion as a basis to detain you beyond the completion of a traffic stop . In State v. Moore, the SC Court of Appeals stated: We share the Fourth Circuit’s …

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Right to remain silent – Can and will be used against you in trial

Miranda Warnings On June 17, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court decided Salinas v. Texas, which has major implications regarding criminal procedure and police practices. Issue before the U.S. Supreme Court The question before the court was: “Whether the prosecution may use a defendant’s assertion of the privilege against self-incrimination during a non-custodial police interview? However, the Court …

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