Reasonable Suspicion

Auto Stop, Motor Vehicle Stop, Search and Seizure, Investigatory Stop, Stop, Reasonable Suspicion, RAS, Reasonable Articulable Suspicion
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On August 6, 2012, police arrested Marcus Williams and charged him with Marijuana Possession, according to news site

Police stopped Williams allegedly for driving with a broken brake light. According to, Police arrested Williams based on two outstanding warrants. A contemporaneous search revealed the suspected contraband.

Police must not unjustifiably stop an individual. A mere hunch never justifies a stop. The cops must first observe the conduct of a particular individual leading to the belief that a crime was or is being committed.

Under New ‎Jersey law, a stop happens when a reasonable person would not believe he is free to leave. The cops must not stop a vehicle without a factual basis that the driver or an occupant broke the law.

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