How long can the police follow you?

I was followed 7 miles then pulled over as I signaled to turn on my road.

Asked on May 22, 2017 under General Practice, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact i that there is no limit as to how long a police officer may follow you (at any distance), on the road. No privacy rights are violated when being "followed" by a police officer. They may then write tickets for offenses which they believe that you committed. Of course, you may then defend yourself in court.


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