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Written by attorney George Fredrick Mueller | Apr 25, 2009

California road checkpoints must follow strict criteria set forth by the California Supreme Court

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A sign or device should be placed to provide advance warning stating why motorists are being stopped. The U.S. Supreme Court has found that visible signs of the officers’ authority generate less concern and fright on the part of lawful travelers, and is therefore less of a subjective intrusion (United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U.S. 643 [1976]). http://www.nhtsa. dot.gov/people/ injury/enforce/ LowStaffing_Checkpoints/ images/LowStaffi ng.pdf

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