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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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2018

The April 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: April 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

MD TSRP January-February Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints

By David Daggett While this is may not be a topic of significant interest to many of you, it is one that prosecutors need be aware of as it has been pointed out that a couple of jurisdictions have had some problems in their courtrooms recently with sobriety checkpoint DUI cases. That’s really quite surprising [...]

MD TSRP January-February Blog: Sobriety Checkpoints2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2018

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 2018

The February 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: February 2018 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: February 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 2018

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: January 20182019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

MD TSRP December Blog: Marijuana: Probable Cause and Search Incident to Arrest

By David Daggett The Maryland Court of Special Appeals placed an early Christmas present under the collective trees of police and prosecutors on November 29, 2017 in the form of Barrett v. State, No. 530, September Term, 2016 (Judge Graeff.) Upon reading the opinion I felt like Ralphie unwrapping with great anticipation his Red Ryder [...]

MD TSRP December Blog: Marijuana: Probable Cause and Search Incident to Arrest2019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 2017

The December 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: December 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 20172019-03-06T17:22:50-04:00

MD TSRP November Blog: To PBT or not to PBT: That is the Question

By David Daggett With apologies to William Shakespeare, this month’s blog will address preliminary breath tests and their impact on police and prosecutors in the prosecution of impaired drivers. The preliminary breath test statute is located in the Maryland Traffic Code at TR § 16-205.2. Like many statutes, the language in the PBT section was [...]

MD TSRP November Blog: To PBT or not to PBT: That is the Question2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 2017

The November 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: November 2017 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: November 20172019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP October Blog: Inventory Searches. AKA “Inventory Searches?”2019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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: October 20172019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 20172019-03-06T17:22:51-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP July Blog: State v. Sizer: Flight to Avoid Interaction with Police2019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00

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: July 20172019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 20172019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00

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 [...]

MD TSRP May Blog: The Ability to Maintain Control of the Scene at a Traffic Stop2019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00

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 >>

NTLC Between the Lines: Breath Testing for Cannabis2017-05-15T13:23:00-04:00

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 Impaired Driving Update: April/May 20172019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00

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 >>

NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: Spring 20172019-03-06T17:22:52-04:00