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Apr
15

Warrantless Searches of Mobile Phones Incident to Arrest

It has long been established that police may conduct warrantless searches of people lawfully arrested, as well as the personal effects on or about their persons.  The underlying rationale behind this policy is to ensure that the person being arrested does not possess weapons, and to prevent the destruction of evidence.  However, with the ever-increasing […]

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Apr
08

Proposed Changes to Virginia’s “Texting While Driving” Laws

The Virginia General Assembly, as a part of the 2013 session, has submitted a bill for Governor Bob McDonnell’s consideration that would dramatically change the enforcement and prosecution of Virginia’s existing laws against texting while driving.  House Bill 1907 would now make texting while driving punishable the same as reckless driving – a class 1 […]

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Aug
27

6th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Warrantless Search of Prepaid Mobile Phone

In a recent decision, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a suspected drug dealer had no expectation of privacy […]

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Aug
27

New DUI/DWI Legislation in Virginia

On July 1, 2012, new sweeping legislation went into effect requiring ignition interlock installation […]

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Jun
19

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19

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