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MD TSRP October Blog: Inventory Searches. AKA “Inventory Searches?”

By David Daggett As was briefly touched on in last month’s blog, one of the “exceptions” to the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment is the inventory search, or, as it is sometimes referred, “inventory search?”  The Maryland Court of Special Appeals just released a new opinion written by Judge Moylan on September 28, 2017 [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2017

The October 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2017

The August 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2017 >>

MD TSRP July Blog: State v. Sizer: Flight to Avoid Interaction with Police

The case of Sizer v. State, 2017 Md. LEXIS 270 is currently pending before the Maryland Court of Appeals, after cert was granted to the defendant following his take down by the Court of Special Appeals in State v. Sizer, 230 Md. App 640 (2016). The case has meandered down a long and winding road [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2017

The July 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2017

The June 2017 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 2017 >>

MD TSRP May Blog: The Ability to Maintain Control of the Scene at a Traffic Stop

By David Daggett It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote Blog #1 and now here I am on #50. I look back on some of those early ones and ask myself, “You attached your name to that!?!” Many of you probably look at most of them and think the same thing. Fair [...]

NTLC Between the Lines: Breath Testing for Cannabis

"Breath Testing for Cannabis: An Emerging Tool with Great Potential for Law Enforcement," is the topic of the most recent issue of Between the Lines, the newsletter of the National District Attorneys Association's (NDAA) National Traffic Law Center (NTLC). Download the issue >> Between the Lines archives >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April/May 2017

The April/May 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: April/May 2017 >>

NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of the NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update is available. (Region 1 Partners Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download the NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: Spring 2017 >>

MD TSRP April Blog: Norman V. State: A Pat Down of Passengers for Weapons, Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana Alone, Is Unlawful

In the immortal words of Ricky Ricardo, “Ai Yi Yi!” On March 27, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals handed down an opinion that has wide-scale implications regarding what law enforcement officers may do upon stopping a vehicle and detecting the odor of marijuana (or other drugs for that matter) coming from the vehicle. The [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2017

The March 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2017 >>

MD TSRP February/March Blog: Electronic Search Warrants

I’m not sure if I was suffering from writers block in February, whether there was nothing much of interest to write about, or whether the legislative session was just taking up too much of my time, but whatever the case may have been, I am merging the February and March blogs herein. While still not [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 2017

The February 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA's Impaired Driving Update: February 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2017

The January 2017 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2017 >>

MD TSRP December Blog: One Toke Over the Line: Whatever became of Maryland’s Marijuana Laws?

By David Daggett I was recently asked what should have been a very simple question regarding marijuana laws in Maryland and I must admit that I was stumped as to the answer. There has been so much marijuana legislation bandied about over the last few legislative sessions that I couldn’t recall what was real and [...]

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2016

The December 2016 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2016 >>

MD TSRP October Blog: Santos v. Maryland – A Step by Step Analysis of the Law of Stops, Searches and Seizures

(and no charge for the use of my PowerPoint!) By David Daggett As I was sitting at my desk pondering a subject for the October Blog, I looked over the website of recently published opinions by Maryland’s appellate courts. On October 26, 2016, the Court of Special Appeals issued the reported opinion of Santos v. [...]

NHTSA Occupant Protection and Distracted Driving Update: October 2016

The October 2016 issue of the NHTSA Occupant Protection and Distracted Driving Update is available. (Occupant Protection and Distracted Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download Occupant Protection and Distracted Driving Update: October 2016 >>  

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2016

The October 2016 issue of the NHTSA Impaired Driving Update is available. (Impaired Driving Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 2016 >>