Zephyrhills, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Cop followed me, I pulled in my yard went threw the gate then cop turned lights on. I was pulled over for expired tag in

never charged for expired tag but did give me a ticket for dwls hto, is that legal? im taking it to trial.

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Sherry Ivey Jones
Sherry Ivey Jones
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Key West, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The expired tag gave the officer probable cause to make a valid stop. Then, your license was suspended, so yes, that is legal. You really should have a lawyer to help you defend your case, if you don't have one already.

(not intended to be legal advice, since I do not have all the facts and or discovery documents from the State in this case.)

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