Missouri Legal Update
2019 Lesson 8: Legal Update
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.