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What Can the Police Arrest You for at a Protest in Texas?

Protests have become more common in American life as people have become fed up with police brutality and racial injustice. While Texans have the right to free speech and peaceful assembly, there are some things they cannot do. If they engage in restricted or illegal activities, they can be arrested.

Can the Police Take My Phone and Search it?

You got pulled over for speeding. Police smell marijuana in your vehicle and want to search you. They reach for your phone, which is sitting in the center console of the car. Can they legally take it?