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Missouri Legal Update

2019 Lesson 12: 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: 

  • When an officer will be liable for making a retaliatory arrest; 

  • Whether officers must allow DWI suspects the ability to speak privately with an attorney prior to consenting to chemical testing; 

  • Determining whether a garden on a rural property is within the curtilage of a home; 

  • Whether officers may consider a suspect’s intoxication in deciding how much force to use to seize the suspect; and

  • Whether officers may obtain a warrantless blood draw from an unconscious DWI suspect.

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