Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Alabama

Q: In Alabama can county officers from another country, allow to conduct traffic stops in another county.

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Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: I'm sorry to have to say this but, it depends. Jurisdiction of a county office doesn't immediately end at the county line. There is an area of concurrent jurisdiction. This means that there is a buffer zone where the counties meet in which officers from both counties are well within their power to stop vehicles. Further, some agencies have extended jurisdiction to enforce the laws of the State of Alabama anywhere in the state. In sum, there is a high likelihood that the stop was legitimate. However, only a criminal defense attorney in your area that is familiar with your specific circumstance can make a full assessment of your case.

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