Ever felt like you were pulled over and detained just because you’re a biker? It’s what is known as motorcycle profiling, a harmful consequence of the widespread crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs. While legislation is being introduced to ban the practice, you could still fall victim to motorcycle profiling. In this article, the contributors at Bikers Have Rights discuss what to do if you believe you were unfairly profiled by police.
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What Is Motorcycle Profiling?
According to a new bill calling for the ban of motorcycle profiling, the practice is defined as “the arbitrary use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle.”
Motorcycle Profiling: What Are My Rights?
You’re pulled over, questioned, and detained by law enforcement. The arresting officer makes it clear that it’s because of your bike and what you’re wearing (maybe it’s a specific patch or style of jacket). This is motorcycle profiling, and it’s a clear violation of your constitutional rights. However, do not resist arrest as this can result in additional charges.
Instead, seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible. He or she will discuss your options and determine the next best step forward to deal with the legal consequences. Brad Tabakin has decades of experience representing bikers from all walks of life and will evaluate your case for free.
Find Skilled Legal Representation Today
Were you the victim of motorcycle profiling? It’s in your best interest to seek skilled legal assistance. Brad Tabakin is not only a motorcycle accident attorney, but is also an avid rider with his own collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Contact us today at 877-333-0300 to schedule a consultation.