fresh pursuit


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fresh pursuit

n. immediate chase of a suspected criminal by a law enforcement officer, in which situation the officer may arrest the suspect without a warrant. It can also refer to chasing a suspect or escaped felon into a neighboring jurisdiction in an emergency, as distinguished from entering another jurisdiction with time to alert law enforcement people in that area. Example: when a deputy sheriff from Montgomery County pursues a car driven by a suspected bank robber into Baltimore County (in which he normally has no power to enforce the law), the doctrine of fresh pursuit allows him/her to make the arrest. It is also called hot pursuit.

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And he darted on beside his friend, who had already begun a fresh pursuit.
When they saw Garlitz, they entered the house ``in fresh pursuit of Garlitz,'' the report says.
To speak with Victoria is instantly to know that she and husband Richard just love everything about those fresh pursuits, and about life in general -- a delightful, if unexpected, attitude from people who lost everything, down to their very names, just three years ago.
Lord Huntingdon, 50, who first took out a trainer's licence in 1976, will take a break before embarking on fresh pursuits.