Atlanta DUI Lawyer William C. Head

May 10, 2012

Georgia DUI Temporary Tag

Filed under: Uncategorized — atlantaduilawyer @ 5:09 am

It is certainly a lawful reason for a law enforcement officer to stop you if your drive-out tag or temporary license is no longer valid, or if it is not displayed in a valid manner.  However, if the officer made a mistake and the tag was valid, or if the tag was in fact displayed in a valid manner, then in some states, the pretext for the stop was then invalid.   In other states, such a stop would be upheld as being valid.  In Florida, appellate decisions exist on both sides of this issue.    If the pretext for the stop is invalid, so is the stop.  In such an event, the charges may be dismissed at a pre-trial hearing.

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