Boston, MA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: If there is a bolo on your car or the person who owns the car for questioning. Can they do a felony stop ?

I already talked to investigators but they didn't remove bolo & did felony stop that lead to an arrest for contraband they found during the stop

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Thomas Shack III
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A: In Massachusetts, law enforcement authorities have the power to conduct a felony stop on a vehicle if they have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed or if there is an imminent threat to public safety. If there is a BOLO on your car or the person who owns the car for questioning, it may increase the likelihood of a felony stop. However, the decision to initiate a felony stop will depend on the specific circumstances and the information provided in the BOLO.

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