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Using a Cellphone or Wireless Device While Driving in California
In the past, California’s distracted driving laws prohibited motorists from talking on a cellphone or text messaging while driving, except when a phone or device was used in hands-free mode. But with a change in the law that went into effect on January 1, 2017, California has further restricted cellphone and wireless device use for drivers: California now bans not just talking and texting, but also all other hand-held wireless device use while at the wheel. ... Read more

Do Police Need a Warrant to Search My Motorhome?
To search someone’s home, police normally need to first get a search warrant. Vehicles, however, are treated differently. For a vehicle search to be legal, police only need to have probable cause that there’s incriminating evidence inside. Find out what the rule is for motorhomes. ... Read more

Can Police Use a Traffic Stop as an Excuse—or “Pretext”—to Investigate for Some Other Crime?
Can Police Use a Traffic Stop as an Excuse—Or “Pretext”—to Investigate for Some Other Crime? Here's the Supreme Court's answer. ... Read more

Law Enforcement Checkpoints and Roadblocks: Are They Legal?
How Fourth Amendment protections apply to law enforcement roadblocks and checkpoints. ... Read more

Common Defenses for Fighting a Speeding Ticket
Learn about some of the more common defenses of contesting a speeding ticket at trial. ... Read more

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Most courts will allow for a payment plan to pay off fines and court costs.  Some will even allow a person to do community service work in place of paying money. I do not know if Manitou Springs ...Read more

This is a very fact specific question, but a persons home is protected to a large extent from illegal intrusion by police officers.  But, it is possible the police actions were okay depending on ...Read more

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Southampton NY Traffic Lawyer/More Pain for Suffolk County Drivers?

Newsday reported on Friday, February 3rd that the Suffolk County Legislature will soon consider a bill to double the $55.00 administrative fee charged on traffic tickets (excluding red light camera ti ... Read more

Southampton NY Speeding Tickets, Part 30, High Concentration of Patrol Cars

While driving west yesterday morning from the beginning of the divided 4 lane Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Exit 65 in Hampton Bays where the Southampton Town Justice Court is located (a distance of a ... Read more

Southampton NY Traffic Lawyer/Averting an Order of Suspension or Revocation

All is not lost for a driver when the driver receives an Order of Suspension or Revocation from NYSDMV. Recently I was contacted by a driver with a NYS license who informed me that he had received suc ... Read more

Southampton NY Traffic Lawyer/State Trooper on Sunrise Highway

While traveling on Sunrise Highway (Route 27) in the Town of Southampton on two days last week, I passed a State Trooper Black SUV camped out in the median between Exits 63 and 64 monitoring east boun ... Read more

Southampton NY Traffic Lawyer/Window Tint Now Tested At Inspection

On January 1, 2017, a new law went into effect in New York which requires NYS Inspection stations to check on a vehicle’s window tint as part of the annual inspection. Section 375.12-a of the NY ... Read more

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