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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 [...]

MD TSRP December Blog: One Toke Over the Line: Whatever became of Maryland’s Marijuana Laws?2019-03-06T17:22:55+00:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: December 20162019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

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. [...]

MD TSRP October Blog: Santos v. Maryland – A Step by Step Analysis of the Law of Stops, Searches and Seizures2019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

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 Occupant Protection and Distracted Driving Update: October 20162019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

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 >>

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: October 20162019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

MD TSRP September Blog: Conducting a Terry Pat Down Based on Reasonable Suspicion

The Maryland Court of Appeals just recently issued an opinion in the case of Sellman v. State, 2016 Md. Lexis 563, No. 84, September Term, 2015 in which it addressed the existence of reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry frisk or pat down. While the holding did not go well for the State, the opinion [...]

MD TSRP September Blog: Conducting a Terry Pat Down Based on Reasonable Suspicion2019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: September 20162019-03-06T17:22:56+00:00

MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis

By David Daggett Legal Update: Timing and location of the detection of the odor of marijuana prior to conducting a vehicle search State of Maryland v. Terrance Grant, No. 65, September Term 2015, Filed July 12, 2016. In a case arising out of Frederick County, the Maryland Court of Appeals overruled the Court of Special [...]

MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis2019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: August 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: July 2016

The July 2016 issue of the NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update is available. (Region 1 Partners Update is posted with permission from NHTSA.) Download NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: July 2016 >>

NHTSA Region 1 Partners Update: July 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

MD TSRP July Blog: Birchfield v. North Dakota: Implied Consent & Additional Penalties

By David Daggett On June 23rd, the Supreme Court of the United States released a much anticipated opinion in the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____ (2016) in which it addressed the issues of implied consent, search incident to arrest, breath and blood tests and criminal sanctions for refusing said tests. While [...]

MD TSRP July Blog: Birchfield v. North Dakota: Implied Consent & Additional Penalties2019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: July 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: June 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

MD TSRP May Blog: Conducting a DUI Stop Outside Agency Jurisdiction

By David Daggett This month’s Blog comes courtesy of a question posed by an officer of a Maryland municipal police agency: In a situation not involving “hot pursuit”, can a law enforcement officer stop and detain a suspected impaired driver while outside that officer’s jurisdiction? A good place to begin is with Criminal Procedure Article [...]

MD TSRP May Blog: Conducting a DUI Stop Outside Agency Jurisdiction2019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: May 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: April 20162019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

MD TSRP April Blog: Search of a Vehicle Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana (or Other Drugs)

By David Daggett My May, 2014 blog addressed the subjects of the decriminalization of less than 10 grams of marijuana and the legality of searching a vehicle based upon the odor of marijuana, in light of said decriminalization. At that time, there were a handful of cases nationwide addressing the subject, producing a split of [...]

MD TSRP April Blog: Search of a Vehicle Based Upon the Odor of Marijuana (or Other Drugs)2019-03-06T17:22:57+00:00

MD TSRP March Blog: The Refusal to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests

Admissible as to consciousness of guilt? What can law enforcement do differently? By David Daggett From what I have been able to gather from speaking with various defense attorneys, the number of impaired driving suspects refusing to take the Intoximeter (or blood test) will continue to rise. Many defense attorneys instruct their clients to refuse [...]

MD TSRP March Blog: The Refusal to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests2019-03-06T17:22:58+00:00

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 2016

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

NHTSA Impaired Driving Update: March 20162019-03-06T17:22:58+00:00

MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation

By David Daggett Now the sun's gone to hell            And the moon’s riding high Let me bid you farewell                Every man has to die But it's written in the starlight   And every line in your palm We're fools to make war             On our brothers in arms Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits I have elected [...]

MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation2019-03-06T17:22:58+00:00