Thursday, September 3, 2015

In Texas, He's Just Not That Into You (Anymore)

Good news for citizens, bad news for latex glove companies: Texas has clarified its laws concerning when a police officer can conduct a roadside body cavity search.  Wait, did I just write "roadside body cavity search"? That's really a thing in Texas?

Notwithstanding any other law, a peace officer may not conduct a body cavity search of a person during a traffic stop unless the officer first obtains a search warrant pursuant to this chapter authorizing the body cavity search.

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