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Illegal traffic stops: what do you know?

| Nov 30, 2015 | Criminal Appeals |

You may not realize it, but police do not have the right to stop a vehicle for no reason. They must have reasonable cause that the person has committed a violation or is about to commit a crime.

While not always true, there are times when police stop a car and seize the driver with no reason. Furthermore, they perform illegal searches in an attempt to discover evidence of a crime.

There is no denying the fact that law enforcement officers play a big part in keep people safe. It is unfortunate that there are times when officers cross the line.

It doesn’t matter if you are facing federal or state charges related to an illegal traffic stop, you need to understand your rights. This means many things, including the following: finding out why the officer thought it was okay to make a traffic stop. It is not uncommon to learn that a person was a victim of racial profiling or the use or random searches.

Our attorneys know what it takes to work closely with clients throughout the criminal process. From day one through filing an appeal (if necessary), we know what it takes to protect your rights and ensure that law enforcement does not act in an illegal manner.

Just because you are part of a traffic stop does not mean it is legal. There are times when police conduct an illegal stop, which could lead to trouble for you. If this happens, you want to learn more about your rights. Doing so is as simple as reading our “Queens Illegal Search Lawyer” webpage.

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