Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

Q: I was pulled over by an officer last night,he said after following me he stop me because the tags werent to the car

He followed me home then stopped me in the apt.parking lot.I wasnt speeding,drinking,nor driving irraticlly . I feel my rights were violated??

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer

Richard C Simons

Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • North Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Not having the correct tags on your car is a violation of the law. The police in several states have what is called a "wolf pack system" that automatically reads the plates on your car. The plates on your car are always in plain view and an officer can run them at any time. You also give up that right since you can be stopped for wrong tags as an administrative stop. Though you weren't committing a visible driving offense to a non-police officer, you were breaking the law in plain site.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.