fresh pursuit

noun
fresh pur·​suit

Legal Definition of fresh pursuit

1 : the immediate and continuous pursuit by police officers of a suspect who is fleeing to avoid arrest that under common law and some state codes gives the officers the right to cross jurisdictional lines in order to make an arrest

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“Fresh pursuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/fresh%20pursuit. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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