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Can the Tulalip, and other tribal police,make a traffic stop outside their land-

Marysville, WA |
Filed under: Traffic stops

If the vehicle they're following doesn.t do anything illegal while in their land, and can they detain it there for a State Patrol DRE? and how to find out exactly where tribal jurisdictions are?

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  1. If an offense is committed in their presence, but past their jurisdiction (which does not necessarily end at the border of the reservation) they can contact State Authorities.

    As a matter of fact, a private citizen can.

    If you are contemplating a defense based on a lack of authority to initiate a stop, your time is probably better spent elsewhere.

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