U.S. Supreme Court Changes the Legal Requirements for a Police Officer to Make a Traffic Stop

It is very common for our clients to tell us, “all of a sudden, there was a police officer behind me with his siren on and his flashing lights.  I was driving perfectly, but he said . . .”  This familiar confusion arises over what standard is required for a police officer to make a traffic stop.  If the reason is speeding, for example, must the officer pace the suspect or use radar?  If the reason is something else, what must the officer observe?  To read more about this “hot topic,” click on the following link.


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