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    Question Pulled Over for L.E.D Lights on Motorcycle

    My question involves vehicle maintenance laws for the State of: My husband was pulled over on his motorcycle on a Saturday night. The CHP said he pulled him over for the green L.E.D lights on the motor of his bike. He was not speeding. When the officer ran his license he did not have a valid motorcycle license. The officer impounded his bike for 30 days and wrote him a ticket for #25250 unlawful lights and #12500 unlicensed. Someone said that the lights were not illegal and if the officer pulled him over for it that it would be an illegal stop. If it is an illegal stop I was told that all charges would be dropped. Is this true and can we get our bike out of impound sooner?

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    Default Re: Pulled Over for L.E.D Lights on Motorcycle. Is This an Illegal Stop?

    Were these flashing lights?
    Quote Quoting CVC 25250.
    Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except as otherwise permitted.

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    Default Re: Pulled Over for L.E.D Lights on Motorcycle. Is This an Illegal Stop?

    No they were not flashing. Definatly green and could not be mistaken for blue.

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    Default Re: Pulled Over for L.E.D Lights on Motorcycle. Is This an Illegal Stop?

    The officer wrote for the wrong section, but the stop was still good as green lights are not permitted. Unless amended, unless the lights were flashing, then he will prevail on that section at trial. The section he should have cited was CVC 25950.

    However, your hubby's biggest problem is the misdemeanor charge for being unlicensed (CVC 12500) ... oops!

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