Can Police stop you in a high crime area?

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The NH supreme court and the says “We have observed that: “Although a person’s mere presence in a high-crime area, even at a late hour, is not a sufficient basis, standing alone, to justify a brief investigatory detention, the hour and the character of the area may cast an individual’s own conduct in a more suspicious light.” State v. Vadnais. Thus, merely being present in a high crime area late at night may not be enough for the police to conduct an investigatory stop.

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