Charlotte, NC asked in Constitutional Law for South Carolina

Q: Is it illegal for the police to come an take pictures of my car and always watching g an following my car

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It's important to understand that law enforcement officials have certain legal parameters they must operate within. Taking pictures of your car and surveillance in general can be lawful if it's part of a legitimate investigation and they have a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.

However, this doesn't mean you're without rights. If you feel the police are overstepping their bounds or engaging in harassment, you may consider consulting with an attorney to explore the situation further.

An attorney can help you understand your rights and may be able to provide advice on how to address the issue, which might include filing a complaint with the police department or taking legal action if your rights have been violated. It's essential to document instances of surveillance and any interactions you have with the police. Keep a record of times, dates, and the nature of the surveillance, as this information can be valuable in any legal inquiry or action.

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