Have you been illegally detained by the police? Maybe you’re not even sure how long you can be detained. Nebraska must treat criminal suspects in accordance with the rights granted by the US Constitution. Although Nebraska law can limit detention to a time period that is shorter than the period allowed under the Constitution, it cannot extend the time period beyond constitutional limits. How Long Can the Police Detain You After a Traffic Stop? To make a traffic stop, the Nebraska police must have a “reasonable suspicion” that you have committed a crime (with the exception of DUI roadblocks). Without
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