Getting pulled over can be a scary experience, regardless of the circumstances. Whether you’ve been pulled over before, or you’ve been lucky enough to fly under the radar, consider the 4 things you should never do if you get pulled over.
1. Exit Your Vehicle
The first thing to remember is to stay in your vehicle and keep your hands on the wheel. Quick or uninstructed actions can imply that you have something to hide or that you intend to harm to the officer. The best thing to do is stay in your vehicle with the engine running unless instructed otherwise.
2. Speak Too Much
What do you say when an office says: “Do you know why I pulled you over?” NO. The more you speak, the greater your chances of revealing information that could potentially hurt or incriminate you. Try to stay as calm and polite as possible, and let the officer do the talking. Remember that anything you say can, and probably will hurt you.
3. Admit to Drinking or Impairment
If you are pulled over at night, chances are high that an officer will question you about whether or not you’ve been drinking. Consider telling the officer that it is late or that you’re simply tired. In some cases, you can always politely refuse to comment. Admitting to drinking will only give police officers evidence to use against you.
4. Take a Field Sobriety Test
Did you know that you’re not actually required to submit to a field sobriety test? In the event you are asked to submit to a sobriety test or breathalyzer, you have the legal right to refuse. Haven’t been drinking? It is still a good idea to refuse a breathalyzer as your results may be influenced by additional factors.
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