Hello, some of you may know I'm a new member here. Within the past couple weeks I was pulled over in the US while heading to the store. I was given a warning for a broken tail light and a ticket for something else. The officer immediately stated that my tail light was out as being his reason for pulling me over. I did have some problems in the past with a tail light being burnt out, however being mechanically inclined I did fix this issue. There is currently no shorting or lose plugs that would result in a failing tail light. So, no problem right? Wrong. Due to pulling me over for a tail light, the officer discovered I was in violation of something else in which he wouldn't have known without pulling me over. My question is simple; how can I prevent being pulled over in the future? Is there any way I'm legally able to refuse an officer access to my license or searching my vehicle? I'm currently looking for a detailed guide to defending my rights as a law-abiding citizen. I know this might be a noobie thing to ask, but if anybody could direct me to such information, I'd be very appreciative. Thanks!