Thursday, December 18, 2014
Traffic Stops and mistakes of law, comment on; Heien v N.C.
We can't expect officers to know every detail of every relevant criminal and related statutes. However, where and how to draw to draw the line between acceptable/excusable mistakes, on the one hand, an inexcusable or feigned ignorance on the other, is a slippery task. See this article for background and additional points.