Q: Can you get stopped for a exp registration when the Gov claimed aCovid state of emergency and didn’t have to get renewed
I was stopped by an unmarked truck by a detective who wanted nothing more than to search my vehicle. He said he pulled me over because of an expired registration but, Governor Abbott said we did not have to renew registration until Covid state of emergency was no longer in effect. Is this a legal stop?
A: The emergency is over, The stop is legal but they still need pc to search, The search may not be legal,
The emergency excusing vehicle registration renewal in Texas ended April 14, 2021. If the stop occurred prior to that date, it was illegal and you should be able to get the offense dismissed.
It may help if you bring your current post-April 14 registration to demonstrate that you complied with the registration requirement when the emergency ended, but that is technically unnecessary.
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