Know what NOT to say when you get pulled over

Rachel Fitch

You're not required to answer any questions, beyond the basic identification questions concerning your name, address, date of birth, etc. and production of your license, registration and insurance information, posed by the police. The most important Constitutional rights you have are the right to remain silent and the right to speak with an attorney. If you've answered any questions beyond the basic information above, please be aware that your answers can and will be used against you by the prosecution in your criminal case. If you are pulled over, here are some things NOT to do:

  • Do NOT make any admissions, invoke your right to remain silent or tell police that I will NOT answer any questions without my attorney present
  • Do NOT tell them where you were driving to or coming from, how much you’ve had to drink, etc.
  • Do NOT refuse to get out of the car
  • Corporate with police officials and do NOT get hostile

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