Is There Anything I Should Avoid If I Get Pulled Over By A Police Officer?

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The last thing you want to see in your rearview mirror when driving is flashing red and blue lights behind you. If you’ve ever been pulled over by a police officer, you know it can be a frightening experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Some people don’t know what to do in this situation which inadvertently makes the process more difficult both for the officer and for themselves. To learn tips on what to avoid when stopped by an officer, read this blog or contact a Nassau County Traffic Violation Lawyer today!


Immediately after getting pulled over, you should stay in the car with both hands on the wheel. Wait in your vehicle until the police officer approaches and don’t speak until the officer says something first. There’s no need to panic or assume you committed a crime; they might simply want to issue a warning about a broken taillight or something like that. Some people will try to immediately try to grab their license before the officer asks them to, but the officer might think you’re reaching for a weapon if you don’t audibly announce what you’re doing. Instead, keep both hands on the wheel so that the officer can see them and know that you’re not dangerous.


Even when you think an officer is being unreasonable, you shouldn’t try to argue with them at all. The best thing to do in this situation is to comply with the officer and make the process move much smoother. You can always file a complaint later if the officer acts out of line. If you try to argue against the police officer, they could add hostile behavior to your charges if you end up getting arrested. This means you may have a much higher chance of being guilty in court.

To also avoid charges, you should refrain from ever admitting your guilt to the police officer who pulled you over. They will likely ask you why you think they stopped you, but you should always claim that you don’t know. Even if you know what you were doing wrong, you shouldn’t admit it to the cop because it could lead to avoidable charges. Instead of admitting your guilt, contact a traffic violation attorney after receiving any charges.

If you’ve been pulled over recently and unlawfully arrested, you should speak with an effective criminal defense lawyer. No need to panic because the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman is here to fight for you! Our team provides individualized and high-quality legal counseling. Contact us today for an initial consultation.

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