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Greensboro Criminal Defense Attorney: Off Duty Officers and Authority.

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The North Carolina Criminal Law Blog notes that a new case implicates law enforcement officers’ authority when off-duty.

The issue was addressed in State v. Capps, North Carolina Supreme Court.

The rule of the case is that on officer who is off-duty is still an officer and has the authority to, among other things, search, arrest and seize. There is no distinction, the Court ruled, between an officer’s on- or off-duty status, said Greensboro Criminal Defense attorney.