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Cases Which May Be Helpful In Your Defense Of A Colorado DUI
State v. Homan:
Field Sobriety Tests not allowed to establish probable cause unless done correctly.
Knowles v. Iowa:
Officers may not search beyond what is necessary for officer safety in a routine traffic stop.
People v. Redderson:
Consent for a search my not be obtained by coercion, deception, duress, promises, threats, intrusive conduct or undue influence.
People v. Carlson:
An officer must have probable cause to order a driver to take roadside sobriety tests. Otherwise consent must be voluntary.
U.S. v. Lambert:
A defendant was seized while agents held his driver's license for 20 minutes.
U.S. v. Buchannan:
The defendants were seized when the troopers separated them from their vehicle.
U.S. v. Mitchell:
A defendant retains his privilege against self-incrimination through sentencing.
Florida v. J.L.:
A seizure can not be made based on an uncorroborated anonymous tip.
People v. Roybal:
Odor of alcohol and an unexplained accident are not sufficient for an arrest.
A one-time weave over solid white line on right does not justify a stop.