Are pretextual traffic stops legal?

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Russ Hyatt asked a question: Are pretextual traffic stops legal?
Asked By: Russ Hyatt
Date created: Thu, May 20, 2021 5:10 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jun 27, 2022 10:42 PM

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  • Because a pretextual stop is fueled by the subjective opinion of the police officer, many people believe that these stops are illegal because they are based on age, race, or appearance of the individual. However, courts generally ignore police officers’ subjective motivation when looking at whether their conduct was legal.

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