NY: No REP in LPN on any vehicle; it can be run at any time for any reason

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the LPN on a vehicle, and it can be run at anytime for any reason: “To ensure the safety of our roads, a police officer may run a license plate number through a government database to check for any outstanding violations or suspensions on the registration of the vehicle. We hold that such a check, even without any suspicion of wrongdoing, is permissible, and does not constitute a search. We further hold that information obtained indicating the registration of the vehicle is in violation of the law as a result of this check may provide probable cause for the officer to stop the driver of the vehicle.” People v. Bushey, 2017 NY Slip Op 03560, 2017 N.Y. LEXIS 1246 (May 4, 2017).

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