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Lawyers Presence at a Physical Line-Up

E-Newsletter Edition: August 18, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. VIEW/DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE COPY OF THIS LEGAL QUESTION HERE QUESTION PRESENTED: After a person is [...]

Warrantless Searches of Automobile Computer “Black Box”?

E-Newsletter Edition: May 25, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. VIEW/DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE COPY OF THIS LEGAL QUESTION HERE QUESTION PRESENTED: A relatively new vehicle [...]

Warrantless Searches of Automobiles Based on Probable Cause?

E-Newsletter Edition: March 31, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. VIEW/DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE COPY OF THIS LEGAL QUESTION HERE QUESTION PRESENTED: The question has come [...]

Profanity and the Use of Force

E-Newsletter Edition: Feb 24, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION PRESENTED:: I recently took a POST Supervisor class, and during the Use of [...]

Jurisdiction in “4th Class City”

E-Newsletter Edition: Feb 10, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION PRESENTED:: I serve as an officer in a town in Missouri of approximately [...]

Teacher’s use of force with fire extinguisher

E-Newsletter Edition: Feb 2, 2010 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION PRESENTED:: Can a teacher use a fire extinguisher to stop a fight?  Would [...]

Can Pointing a gun be considered a use of force?

E-Newsletter Edition: Jan 27, 2010 Response Provided By: Jack Ryan, Attorney Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. THE QUESTION PRESENTED IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING FACTS: Officers pursued a vehicle whose operator [...]

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