Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Law / Tail Light Coating Is Basis for Stop (access required)

Tail Light Coating Is Basis for Stop (access required)

An officer’s stop of a tractor-trailer with a dirty license plate cover and reflective coating on the tail lights was based on a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the tail lights violated a Virginia statute restricting alteration of motor vehicles that did not comply with equipment requirements, and the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction ...