Q: Ok my friend was pulled over and charged w/trafficking meth and heroin they told him the reason they pulled him over is
Because he had a tail light out and no insurance now when he went to jail that was night on his paper work and no charger's on taillight or insurance oh he also was charged with defaced fire arm now where they said they pulled him over for one reason but was charged with a different and no where was he changed with what they said they pulled him over for can they do that
A: Yes, they can. I see cases like this very often. One of the most important issues is whether or not probable cause existed for the presumably warrantless search, and for the stop itself.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: Yes, they can. It’s called a pretextual stop and It has been approved by the Supreme Court.
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