Traffic Stop Scenario - Traffic Stop Scenario In any given...

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Traffic Stop Scenario Scene from BUSTED In any given traffic stop, with a few notable exceptions , the below rules will help protect your civil rights and improve your chances of driving away safely—so you don't have to be a legal expert to say and do the right thing. 1) Keep Your Private Items Out of View This is common sense: Always keep any private items that you don't want others to see out of sight. Legally speaking, police do not need a search warrant in order to confiscate any illegal items that are in plain view. If you are pulled over, the first thing you should to do is turn your car off, turn the dome light on (if it's nighttime), roll down the window, and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Don't immediately reach into your glove compartment for your license and registration. Officers want to be able to see your hands for their own safety. Wait until the officer asks to see your paperwork before retrieving your documents. The first thing you should say to the officer is, "Hello officer. Can you tell me why I am being pulled over?" The officer may give you a hard time or say, "Why do you think I pulled you over?" Tell the officer you don't know. Most importantly, do not apologize after you get stopped, because that can be considered an admission of guilt and could be used against you later in court. Show your identification if it's requested. Be respectful and non-confrontational. Refer to the
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2008 for the course LAW 1 taught by Professor Law during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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