I got pulled over at 2:30 this morning because my husband and I were in the vehicle, it is registered under his and his mom's names and they both have suspended licenses. The officer followed us for over 2 miles before speeding up next to us then pulling us over. The reason he gave is because I am female and he is male & he thought I looked "young enough" to be the female owner. I am 34 and the owner is 46. The officer was rude and after giving me a warning and running our names refused to answer any more of our questions about being pulled over. One of the officers has had dealings with my husband before and had "mistyped" the tag on our last vehicle which supposedly came back stolen car as his reason for pulling us over.
It does not sound as if you were ticketed for anything. If you were you may have a valid motion to suppress. The question would be whether the officer had sufficient cause to pull you over.
If you question is about whether, in the absence of a criminal charge or traffic violation being filed against you, you have any legal recourse, like suing for example, that is not a criminal defense question. You would need to ask an attorney who does plaintiff's work and specifically civil rights law. That is outside my experience but I think you may have trouble proving sufficient damages to get very far.
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Sounds like the officer did not have a good reason to pull you over. But, on the good side, you were doing nothing wrong. If you want to bring a claim against the police, that might be more trouble than it is worth.
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