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October 2018 Archives

How do disabilities factor in to field sobriety tests?

Many of the standard field sobriety tests that police officers administer when they pull someone over for suspected drunk driving require some level of balance, coordination and physical agility. They involve activities including standing on one leg, and walking and turning, that can be difficult if someone is under the influence. However, they can be impossible for people with a multitude of disabilities as well as physical limitations caused by age or weight.

When can the police seize your cellphone?

As technology improves, people are spending more time on their cellphones. Americans use their phones for banking, for work, to apply to school and to connect with friends. There are also apps that track your location and other data about you. Most people’s cellphones contain a large amount of personal information.