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Blog Posts in 2016

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  • New Mobile Breath Testing Machine in Benton County
    New Mobile Breath Testing Machine in Benton County

    This is the Intox EC/IR II breath testing instrument. It is made by a company called Intoximeter, and is the instrument used all around Arkansas to test the breath of suspected drunk drivers. These ...

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  • Just Say
    Just Say "No" to Searches - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - August 2, 2016

    U.S. v. Zamora-Garcia - consent to search vehicle sufficient to allow search that turned up drugs This is a simple example of why it is important to know, and exercise, your constitutional rights. The ...

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  • Maintaining the Right to Represent Yourself - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 29, 2016
    Maintaining the Right to Represent Yourself - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 29, 2016

    U.S. v. Smith - While it is not always wise to represent yourself in court, you have the right to do it if you want to. In this case, a federal judge in Fayetteville denied a man the right to ...

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  • Warrantless Entry onto Property - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, July 18, 2016
    Warrantless Entry onto Property - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, July 18, 2016

    U.S. v. Conerd - The Fourth Amendment has exceptions to the warrant requirement which sometimes render a warrant unnecessary Numerous exceptions to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment ...

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  • Use of Prior Bad Acts - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 8, 2016
    Use of Prior Bad Acts - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 8, 2016

    U.S. v. Boone - using evidence of prior misconduct in a use of force case This was a case brought in federal court against a police officer accused of using excessive force during the arrest of an ...

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  • Stop and Frisk - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - June 30, 2016
    Stop and Frisk - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - June 30, 2016

    U.S. v. Roelandt - This was an appeal by the Federal Government seeking to overturn the suppression of evidence granted by the District Court. At issue was whether or not a stop and frisk was ...

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