Blog Posts in October, 2016

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  • Police Knock at the Door and Ask to Come In - Can You Say No?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 26-Oct-2016

    You’re entertaining friends in your living room when you hear a knock at the door. You peek through the window: it’s the cops, and they’re asking you to let them in. What do you do? Are you legally required to open the door? What if the officer claims they only want to talk to you – are you required to say something? Can you ignore them, or will they break down your door? ...
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  • What Do I Say If Pulled Over By Police?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 18-Oct-2016

    Getting stopped by law enforcement can be a stressful experience, whether or not you have anything to hide. Most people will be pulled over several times during their driving career, usually for minor traffic violations. However, a routine stop can quickly become a serious situation if the officer suspects the driver or passenger(s) of committing a crime. You should be aware of your rights if you ...
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  • Can the Police Search My Car?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 6-Oct-2016

    Can the police search your car? The short answer is yes. The police do not need a valid search warrant to search your car during a traffic stop. People in cars have a lower expectation of privacy than in their homes. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that because cars are mobile, there is an opportunity to transport contraband and weapons or use it to commit crimes. A car search must be ...
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