Q: Can law enforcement stop and board a 21ft boat to conduct a safety and license check, no additional probable cause.
Traveling across river in boat,not fishing, law enforcement stopped me for no reason, detained us, checked license and safety Equipment. Never consented to the stop, but I cooperated. Is it lawful or do they need consent.
A: Unless those officers are particularly limited by a local law, yes, it is generally lawful.
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