Part 3: Pretextual Stops by Police are Permissible

(This is Part 3 of the blog series: "The 'Other' DUI: Driving Under the Influence (of Ignorance) by Miami DUI attorney Jordan Redavid.  Click here to read Part 1 or Part 2) I can’t tell you how many times my clients have explained in painstaking detail why they believe the police didn’t pull them over because of a traffic infraction, but rather, because of their race, gender, ethnicity, or something else (i.e. flashy car). In the law, these are referred to as “pretextual” justifications. I usually get the same expression from those clients when I explain that, sadly, even when...

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