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Can You Be Arrested Based On An Officer’s Hunch?

Every day officers pull people over based on the traffic violations they believe they saw. But what is enough for the officer to stop? What is enough for an officer to search? If an officer believes your license is suspended, is that enough for them to search a car? US Supreme Court Weighs In In […]

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Will “Only Being There” Be Enough to Convict You of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas?

Unlawful possession of a controlled substance – defined in Section 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code as the unlawful “care, custody, control or management” of a controlled substance – is a serious criminal offense, punishable, in Texas, by up to life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Under Texas law, the severity of the […]

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Welfare Check, or Wrongful Detention?

Anytime a law enforcement officer detains an individual, they must demonstrate that they have reasonable suspicion, based on specific and articulable facts that the person has been, is, or is about to be engaged in criminal activity. Additionally, before an officer can search or arrest someone, they must have probable cause to believe that a […]

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