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Missouri 2019-2020 Lesson Summaries

2019 Lesson 8: Legal Update


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This is an online Missouri-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding: 

  • What an officer must do when requesting a second chemical test under Missouri’s implied consent law; 

  • What language in a search warrant authorizing the search of all data or files on a cell phone will meet the Constitution’s particularity requirement; 

  • When officers may rely on the consent of one co-occupant of a residence to enter and search it if another resident later refuses to give consent; 

  • When courts will consider a person to be “seized” for purposes of the Fourth Amendment; and 

  • Whether mere possession of a digital scale will support a conviction for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia

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