Law by Law, License Plate Confiscation

You haven't even been convicted of a crime, and yet your license plate could be confiscated by the police. With a temp plate in the window, you have become a police magnet. They can pull you over any time, day or night, because, "I couldn't see your plate." This is one more way the law tramples on all of us, but especially the poor and the minorities. License plate confiscation has spread from state to state without question - nobody ever stops to say, "This is a stupid law that oppresses the accused for no purpose." I don't know of any state that explicitly prohibits this practice.

map of states where the license cannot be confiscated

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Please send along any corrections or new information. I am not always up to date on all the laws in all 50 states.

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