Written by attorney Luigi Vigliotti


This guide explains some basic concepts related to police-civilian street encounters. It will educate you on when a police officer can stop you and what information he/she needs before they can legally approach you in public.

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Stay tuned for the next article and if we may be of assistance to you and your legal needs, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., at 516-385-2940, 631-861-0000 or online at We handle all types of criminal matters on Long Island (both in Nassau & Suffolk Counties) as well as New York City, we handle DWI, DUI and all vehicle and traffic matters as well. We have convenient office locations in Garden City, Smithtown, Riverhead and the Hamptons. Come visit our new office in Southampton. And remember that this article is not intended as legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, you may contact my office and I will speak to you directly about your particular legal situation.

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