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Passengers in Traffic Stops

Can a passenger in a car that’s legally stopped for a traffic violation be detained by police? Yes. The Courts (both the US Supreme Court and Florida Courts) agree that passengers in a car are not free to leave, and can be lawfully detained for… Read More
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Traffic Stops: How long can you be detained?

Like all things legal – It depends. So let me give you an example from a recent appellate court decision out of Polk County – which is part of the Second DCA and binding on courts in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Joey Villanueva was stoppe… Read More
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Traffic Stop for Dark Window Tint

Traffic Stop for Dark Window Tint Let’s say you just bought a used car and the police do a traffic stop for dark window tint. You never had the windows tinted, the car came like that. Or let’s say you recently had the windows tinted by a reputabl… Read More
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Once upon a time, back in the olden days…When ordering a PBR at the bar wasn’t a novelty. When cars started with keys, not buttons. Back in those days, it seems we’d hear stories of a buddy who got too drunk to drive and did the right thing by… Read More

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