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What you should do during a traffic stop?

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2023 | Traffic

Nobody ever wants to be issued a ticket, but if you get one, you can fight them. Even so, every traffic stop is potentially dangerous, and it’s important to take the right steps early to help your case later. Here are a few tips to help you out the next time you get pulled over.

Always be respectful

Always be courteous and polite to the officer who issued the parking ticket. Do not raise your voice at the officer; instead, remain calm and respectful. You may be one smile away from a verbal warning as opposed to a speeding ticket. And police misconduct during traffic stops is frightfully common.

Say as little as possible

Do not admit to anything that may immediately place you in a position of guilt. Just deny any charges against you as pleasantly as possible. The less information you voluntarily provide, the better for your case.

Check your ticket

Once you are handed your ticket, review it for any mistakes. The officer could make your case look worse by having added inaccuracies that have no bearing. Similarly, any errors he makes related to your contact and car information could be beneficial. These errors may be important for your attorney.

How should I respond to a traffic ticket?

Paying a traffic ticket is admitting you are guilty. Fighting a ticket may not seem worth your time, but if your livelihood depends on a clean driving record, you must act. A traffic charge has serious consequences. You could face license suspension, and it could even result in unemployment. Only you can make this decision.

By talking to an experienced attorney, you can fight your traffic ticket and seek expungement. Let us help you fight to keep your driving record clean.