Know Your Rights During a Traffic Stop

​You may have heard that if you're pulled over by a police officer in Pennsylvania, you are not legally required to comply with every request or demand. But what if the officer asks you to get out of your vehicle? Supreme Court rulings held that an officer who pulls you over for allegedly violating a traffic law can require you and any passengers t...
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Is it Your Right to Remain Silent During a Traffic Stop in South Carolina?

As personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill, South Carolina, we know that even some of the most common legal encounters, such as routine traffic stops, can raise questions. For example, anyone who has watched a crime drama on television has heard police issue the warning, "You have the right to remain silent," to a suspect. But does this right apply during a traffic stop?If a police officer stops a driver on the road, it is because of a perceived criminal or civil infraction. A traffic stop allows the officer to investigate the possible offense, collect information (including driver's license and vehicle registration), and issue citations as necessary. It is unconstitutional (Delaware v. Prouse, 1979) for an officer to stop a vehicle for the sole purpose of checking documents, so if you are stopped by the police, you can assume that the officer suspects you of an infraction.With this in mind, many...
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Infant Dies After Babysitter Is Unable to Reach 911 Due to T-Mobile Glitch

Smartphone technology is still an imperfect science. For all that we're now able to do, software and hardware alike are both still far from infallible. This is an unfortunate lesson one babysitter was tragically forced to learn first-hand after she was unable to reach 911 due to a T-Mobile glitch. A Tragic Accident Six-month-old Brandon Alex sudden...
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Shooting for Safer Garbage Trucks

Swedish waste management company Renova is working with Volvo Trucks to create the very first autonomous garbage truck. It's part of an effort to make garbage collection safer and more efficient. Removing human error from the equation could help keep other drivers and pedestrians safe from garbage truck accidents . How the New Garbage Truck Works T...
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Why use a Specialist Solicitor to make a Bike Accident Claim

For most cyclists being able to take your bike on the roads is more than just a mode of transport, it's a lifestyle that comes with many different rewarding experiences for those lucky enough to appreciate it. Unfortunately cycling comes with its fair share of ever increasing risks. Where more and more people are embracing cycling, accidents involv...
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