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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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