Is it illegal in Tennessee for a cop to pull you over at night with no headlights on?

He was sitting behind a blind curve
with no headlights on.

Asked on August 20, 2016 under General Practice, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Why do you think the officer's use (or not) of headlights has any bearing on the legality of your stop? It doesn't. The police are allowed to hide or be inobvious--hence the use of unmarked cars, for example. They do not need to give you a chance to see them and either stop what you are doing or go a different way.

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