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MD TSRP September Blog: Baez v. State – Out-of-State Window Tint Violations

By David Daggett On August 31, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals published another Fourth Amendment case involving a stop based upon excessive window tint. While the good news is that the State won, I’m not exactly sure to what extent that we won. The appellant, Ronald Baez, was indicted by the Grand Jury for [...]

MD TSRP September Blog: Baez v. State – Out-of-State Window Tint Violations2019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2018

The October 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: October 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 20182019-03-06T17:22:48-04:00

LEL September Webinar: NHTSA’s Crash Investigations Division: Supporting the Agency and Law Enforcement Through Real-World Crash Data

The value and impact of accurate and complete crash data to identify and address traffic safety issues is well-known. In addition to the collection of fatal crash data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gathers information from around the country found in thousands of crash reports, randomly selected from law enforcement agencies in areas [...]

LEL September Webinar: NHTSA’s Crash Investigations Division: Supporting the Agency and Law Enforcement Through Real-World Crash Data2019-03-07T17:54:45-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 2018

The September 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: September 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

MD TSRP August Blog: What Juries Really Think

By David Daggett I recently came across a very interesting and enlightening article from the Cornell Law Review (Vol. 103, 2018) written by the Honorable Amy. J. St. Eve and Gretchen Scavo, entitled “What Juries Really Think: Practical Guidance for Trial Lawyers.” While Cornell Law School may not be the distinguished institute of higher learning [...]

MD TSRP August Blog: What Juries Really Think2019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

LEL August Webinar: Do You Have Skin in the Game?

The August LEL Webinar helped attendees self-reflect on their investment in traffic safety by asking the question: Do you have skin in the game? Once we believe in the mission of saving, changing, and protecting lives, our job becomes a calling and that calling becomes our passion. To accomplish this we must first open our [...]

LEL August Webinar: Do You Have Skin in the Game?2019-03-07T17:55:45-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2018

The August 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: August 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

LEL July Webinar: Technology Update: What You Need to Know About Mobile Driver Licenses

This webinar provided an update on mobile driver license (mDL) technology, including information on its development, the multiple uses for mDL, and how it will impact law enforcement. Attendees came away from this session with the knowledge and ability to discuss mDL with law enforcement partners as well answer basic mDL questions. Speaker: Brian Ursino, [...]

LEL July Webinar: Technology Update: What You Need to Know About Mobile Driver Licenses2019-03-07T17:57:57-04:00

Guide to Planning a Multi-State/Multi-Region Traffic Safety Summit

Over the past two years, state and federal entities in NHTSA Regions 1 and 2 have collaborated to plan several large multi-state and multi-region traffic safety summits. The individuals involved in the planning of these summits have developed a monograph that details the planning and execution of these events and have made this monograph available [...]

Guide to Planning a Multi-State/Multi-Region Traffic Safety Summit2018-07-18T17:46:14-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2018

The July 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: July 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

MD TSRP June-July Blog: Mack v. State: The Emasculation of Navarette v. California?

By David Daggett On June 5, 2018 the Maryland Court of  Special Appeals, in the case of Mack v. State, 2018 Md. LEXIS 309, limited Navarette v. California, 134 S. Ct. 1683 (2014) as a tool in the police and prosecutor tool belt, at least when it comes to stopping suspected impaired drivers. In the [...]

MD TSRP June-July Blog: Mack v. State: The Emasculation of Navarette v. California?2019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

LEL June Webinar: 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Campaign and the Road to Zero

The 2018 national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization focuses on stopping drunk drivers through a combination of law enforcement efforts and public awareness. In this webinar, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) updated attendees on ongoing and upcoming law enforcement initiatives and shared its media plan and accompanying materials. The session [...]

LEL June Webinar: 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Campaign and the Road to Zero2019-03-07T17:59:00-04:00

MD TSRP May-June Blog: Byrd v. U.S. – Right to Privacy in a Rental Vehicle

By David Daggett On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States issued the opinion of Byrd v. U.S., 2018 U.S. LEXIS 2803, a case in which the central issue was whether someone in otherwise lawful possession and control of a rental car had a reasonable expectation of privacy in that vehicle, even if [...]

MD TSRP May-June Blog: Byrd v. U.S. – Right to Privacy in a Rental Vehicle2019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2018

The June 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: June 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

LEL May Webinar: Surviving the Minefield of Cross Examination

This webinar, cosponsored by the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program and the National Traffic Law Center, provided law enforcement officers and prosecutors with resources to better understand cross examination methods. Focusing on patience, honor, and courage, the session outlined the strategies defense attorneys use when attempting to undermine the competency or credibility of an officer. [...]

LEL May Webinar: Surviving the Minefield of Cross Examination2019-03-07T17:59:57-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2018

The May 2018 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: May 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 20182019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00

LEL April Webinar: What’s New in DRE, SFST & ARIDE? IACP Briefing on 2018 Curricula

The National LEL Program’s April webinar featured a briefing from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on its new 2018 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) curricula. IACP’s Kyle Clark highlighted the features and latest updates to each course, which the National Highway [...]

LEL April Webinar: What’s New in DRE, SFST & ARIDE? IACP Briefing on 2018 Curricula2019-03-07T18:00:58-04:00

MD TSRP March-April Blog: Traffic Stops – Reasonable Length of Detention

By David Daggett The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued an opinion on April 2, 2018 in the case of Carter v. State, No. 290, September Term, 2017, with the opinion authored by Judge Fader. If I didn’t know better I’d swear the Court based its legal analysis upon the MSAA PowerPoint of Stops, Searches [...]

MD TSRP March-April Blog: Traffic Stops – Reasonable Length of Detention2019-03-06T17:22:49-04:00