Missouri Legal Update
2019 Lesson 12: Legal Update
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.