Most of us don't know what it is exactly that we have to do if we are encountered by the police. Do I have to answer his questions? Do I have to get out of my car? Do I have to let him search? What if he tells me he has a warrant? I've compiled a list of five do's and don'ts to follow when you are pulled over by an officer.
FIRST: DO truthfully tell the officer your name DON'T volunteer any information. Always wait until the officer asks you a question.
SECOND: DO be honest. DON'T answer any potentially incriminating questions or questions you don't feel comfortable answering.
THIRD: DO step out of the car at the request of the officer. DON'T submit to the Field Sobriety Test.
FOURTH: DO comply with the officer if he places you under arrest. DON'T refuse a Breathalyzer or blood test.
FINALLY: DO call ADM Legal Defense if you arrested for DUI. DON'T wait.
Remember, the officer has heard every story there is. It is not likely that he is going to let you go because he feels bad for you or because you are a "good guy." Protect yourself and know your rights. When it's just you and the officer, there is only one person looking out for your rights, and it isn't the officer.