Danville, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: Is it legal to pull some one over for an exposed licence plate light

Was pulled over for exposed licence plate light however working then searched and arrested for possession of less than 5 grams of meth can I fight the reason of being pulled over to make it an iligal search and seazure

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The police has a legitimate probable cause to stop the vehicle with non compliant license plate. Furthermore, the police does not need a search warrant for a traffic stop search with a subsequently developed articulable reasonable suspicion or probable cause.

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