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Can the police legally stop me in Florida, even if I did nothing wrong?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

The police can stop you in Florida for several reasons. First off, they can stop you if you’re in a vehicle, if you’ve committed a traffic offense or violated the traffic laws, even if they’re civil laws, or if they believe that they have reasonable suspicion that you’ve committed a crime or someone else in your vehicle has committed a crime or potentially even if your vehicle is believed to have been involved in a crime.

The police have certain rights to investigate things short of making an arrest. You should definitely consult with a lawyer if you’ve been stopped for any reason by the police to determine whether or not the police had the legal authority to stop you or to do anything that they did after that point in time or discovered after that point in time as a result of making the stop.