You might think this idea is technically infeasible. The officer scans the plate, and sees an active warrant, and then has to see what the warrant is for, to make a judgment on whether it is worth a pullover. Assuming there is a review board, which I think is absolutely necessary, the members of the review board must view the specifics of the warrant as well, and determine whether the traffic stop was justified. And this system must be in place all over the country. After all, the warrant could be from Oregon - what did he do in Oregon? Well there is a more practical solution. Reverse felony inflation - i.e. undo all the damage that has been done over the past 40 years. If a felony actualy means murder, rape, or arson, then a felony warrant is cause for a traffic stop, and a misdemeanor warrant is not. The criterion becomes straightforward again. In the meantime, here are the states that carefully consider the reason for the warrant before they pull you over - and there are none.
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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