For media inquiries or to request a LegalZoom press kit, please contact:
Johanna NamirLegalZoom.com, Inc323-962-8600 email@example.com
Sign up for our monthly newsletter, always packed full of helpful tips and informative articles.
Hi i just wanted to clarify one thing of your article in the first paragraph were it states,
"In fact, under the stop and frisk exception, the police can stop you on the street and pat you down for anything illegal...as long as they have suspicion."
The officer can conduct a pat down search only for weapons for the officer's saftey due to the case of Terry v. Ohio if they have reasonable suspision to do so but not for contraband such as narcotics they would need probable cause or have made an arrest to do that. If the officer feels drug paraphinalia through a pocket that evidence can be used as probable cause to conduct a more extensive search of the suspect.