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A division of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. – personal injury and criminal defense

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Freaky Friday Halloween Decision – Drink and operate your car radio on your property may result in DUI conviction

Freaky Friday Halloween Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The public is mystified by what it considers a new legal absurdity – Listening to your car radio in a private driveway while drinking is illegal and may result in a DUI conviction! Sarafin v. Commonwealth, October 31, 2014. The odd conclusion in this DUI case is the […]

 

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Can a police officer order everyone out of the vehicle during a traffic stop?

Q. Can a police officer order everyone out of the vehicle during a traffic stop? A. Yes. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Generally, this rule is enforced by requiring police officers to obtain warrants in order to search or seize people. However, the Supreme Court […]

 

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