Missouri 2022 Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 18: Caselaw Update
This is an online legal update course for Missouri police officers. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding the following questions:
Can a defendant be convicted of drug possession when officers found the drugs in a house where multiple people were present?
When a suspect harms innocent bystanders during a police pursuit, are the police officers liable for the harm?
Is a defendant’s request for an application for a public defender an unequivocal request for an attorney?
Can a speeding violation help form reasonable grounds to believe the driver is intoxicated?
What facts and circumstances will allow an officer to develop probable cause to arrest a person for driving while intoxicated when no one observed the person at the time of a vehicle crash?