Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Legal Tip: When You're Pulled Over

Charlottesville Traffic Attorney - When You're Pulled Over

 While you MUST give correct identification information, you do NOT have to answer any other questions.
  • False ID to law enforcement is a crime.
  • False statement to law enforcement is a crime.
  • Saying NOTHING (other than name, rank $ serial #) is perfectly legal.
You do NOT have to tell a copy why you THINK he stopped you, where you were coming from, or where, or how fast, you were going.

"Cause I was speeding?" -- confession.  Officer doesn't need to show he was tracking you, radar was working, or anything else.

As usual, every situation is unique.  Contact a Virginia attorney for specific details.

Firm Partner
Andre A. Hakes
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.
Charlottesville, Virginia

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