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Can your car be searched without a warrant?

If you are pulled over and a police officer asks to search your vehicle, you may think that you have no choice in the matter. Should you give in and allow the officer to look through your car and possessions? If you have nothing to hide, it couldn’t hurt and might get you on your way faster. However, many Stamford residents are not exactly certain of the laws surrounding search warrants and vehicles.

Effectiveness of drug dogs questioned in traffic stop cases

Multiple agencies throughout the state of Connecticut rely on specially trained dogs to help perform any number of duties. For instance, dogs have proven to be invaluable assets in search and rescue scenarios. Even so, the skills of trained dogs are not perfect and questions remain over the accuracy of animals used in such capacities. The findings of a new study suggest that drug-sniffing dogs may not be effective in accurately identifying contraband in many cases, raising concerns over whether or not any arrest or drug charge should be based on the inclinations of an animal.

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