Marlon T. Suskin, Attorney at Law
One of the most inconvenient and nerve racking experiences a person can go through is getting pulled over by the police. Seeing the red and blue lights flashing behind your vehicle can be a scary experience. This blog is meant to give some tips on the best way to handle a traffic stop and to deal with a traffic ticket.
When a person is stopped by the police it is best to act in the following manner:
- Pull over in a quick and SAFE manner. If possible, it would be ideal to pull into a parking lot or park on a side road;
- Have your license, registration, and proof of insurance easily accessible;
- KEEP YOUR SEATBELT ON;
- Keep your hands on the wheel so the officer can see them;
- BE POLITE – don’t cop an attitude
Following these tips will not necessarily get you out of a ticket. However, making it easier for the officer will not hurt your chances. Being rude or showing an attitude will guarantee you a ticket.
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