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Things to keep in mind when pulled over

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If you get pulled over, just remain calm and remember your rights. Keep your hands on the wheel where the officer can see them. Police officers in some states have the legal right to search your car if they say they “smell” drug smoke. This is a very obvious loophole, but one you have to deal with since it is the law. The best way to deal with it is to only lower your window enough to talk to the officer and pass him your license and registration. You are under no obligation to lower your window completely.

When he requests them, show the officer your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. Try to remember the officers’ badge number and patrol car numbers, and write them down as soon as you have the chance. Police WILL try to intimidate you, and they WILL make you wait. Maintain your composure, don’t show fear, and be polite. The police officer will most likely ask you if you know why he pulled you over. Say no, never admit to speeding or try to guess why you were pulled over; just say no.

Don’t get into an argument with the police. You cannot win an argument with a police officer. Also remember that anything you say or do can be used against you, so say as little as possible. In some cases, police can search your car without a warrant based on “probable cause”. Make it clear that you do not consent to a search so you’re protected later on. It’s not lawful for police to arrest you simply for refusing to consent to a search. Remember that, NEVER consent to search.
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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

"You go over it in your head, 'What seems to be the problem officer, what seems to be the problem officer,' you roll down the window, the light hits your eyes, you go 'bluheubleh'... he hands you a ticket, you eat it--NOOOOOOO!!!"



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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

Another advice:

Locate and review Chris Rock's "How to avoid getting your ass kicked by the police".


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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

While I cannot speak on behalf of other states, for the state of New Jersey, please put your window all the way down. This is a issue of safety with the officer and he will begin to think that you are up to something suspicious and/or you may be concealing a weapon.

In the State of New Jersey we can take you down to the station just for a simple traffic ticket but that is not common.

Please remember that in the officers mind it is always SAFETY first. So it is best to work with the officer and roll your window down enough so we can see everything that you are doing.

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[quote author=KeepJeepin link=topic=126822.msg2702230#msg2702230 date=1225132811]
While I cannot speak on behalf of other states, for the state of New Jersey, please put your window all the way down. This is a issue of safety with the officer and he will begin to think that you are up to something suspicious and/or you may be concealing a weapon.

In the State of New Jersey we can take you down to the station just for a simple traffic ticket but that is not common.

Please remember that in the officers mind it is always SAFETY first. So it is best to work with the officer and roll your window down enough so we can see everything that you are doing.
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i agree, but i have had one police officer, make me get out of the car in the rain and then made leave my window open during a storm, it was raining really hard for failing to stop completely at a stop sign, some cops do have power trips, am i safe to assume he was a rookie?
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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

[quote author=darkfuse link=topic=126822.msg2702241#msg2702241 date=1225133089]
[quote author=KeepJeepin link=topic=126822.msg2702230#msg2702230 date=1225132811]
While I cannot speak on behalf of other states, for the state of New Jersey, please put your window all the way down. This is a issue of safety with the officer and he will begin to think that you are up to something suspicious and/or you may be concealing a weapon.

In the State of New Jersey we can take you down to the station just for a simple traffic ticket but that is not common.

Please remember that in the officers mind it is always SAFETY first. So it is best to work with the officer and roll your window down enough so we can see everything that you are doing.
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i agree, but i have had one police officer, make me get out of the car in the rain and then made leave my window open during a storm, it was raining really hard for failing to stop completely at a stop sign, some cops do have power trips, am i safe to assume he was a rookie?
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Not necessarily, it can go either way with rookies, either they're really lenient because they're new or they go the other way for the same reason. Regardless, I've definitely encountered a couple of cops who tend to put being a dick before even safety


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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

If its raining I am NOT getting out of my car, and my window only opens enough to talk to him and slide my shit through the window then it goes back up. Cops cant power trip me I just smile and they get all serious and go " YOU THINK THIS IS A JOKE" YES pig it is a joke, I make more money than u do, see you in court for trial.

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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

I'm 41. I don't worry so much about getting pulled over.

Last time I did, a officer of the law had me roll up my windows, so he could measure the level of tinting.

He profiled me because I was driving a modified sports compact too the hardware store to pick up a gallon of paint) during a weekend where we had a lot of out of town Hot Rods cruising the street for a national event.

They were trying to discourage kids from challenging these guys to a street race. When he discovered that I was (then) 37 years old, he was taken aback. Never been in a situation where I was the elder, so I questioned the appropriateness of his stop and he began talking tough to me.

I stated, Look, I'm on the way to the hardware store to buy a gallon of paint. I've done nothing wrong, if you're going to give me a ticket, give me one so I can get back to painting my living room.

He gave me a ticket for tinted driver's side and passenger's side windows (0% allowed by NY State law, Zero, Nada, Nothing...) and an exhaust that was louder than stock.

I welded in a resonator, removed the tint from the front windows and went into court with an attorney friend. I parked the car in the lot of the court house and offered for the Judge to inspect the car in order to determine if the officer's concerns had been addressed. Both tickets were dismissed.

When your young and dumb and full of .... you're bound to get tickets.

Last time I was stopped in the same car( now age 40), the officer asked me why I was out late, in a bad neighborhood, in a car with a loud exhaust and a three month past due inspection. I explained that I was a social worker returning from an emergency call, and that I hadn't realized the inspection had expired. He asked me where I worked, I told him, and he told me to get the car inspected ASAP as three months was really pushing it!

I got it inspected the next day.

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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

ive been pulled over nearly 20 times all by texas state troopers, i recently got pulled over before my car gave out and all i got was a warning for speeding 15mph over and i had lost my DL and insurance had expired this month. i think city cops are a joke since iv dealt so much with state troopers, last times ive been stopped by city cops i was speeding with a warrant pending and i get away with a warning.

key is just be yourself
dont think about it
dont be nervous
its just flashing lights and a man in a uniform

one thing when getting pulled over make sure you can go as much as you can on the shoulder(thats if your not on the expressway) go as much as you can onto the grass. it will make the officer feel safe that he doesnt have to worry about oncoming cars etc.

and you can always know if the officer is gonna be a douche or not as soon as he greets you.


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Re: Things to keep in mind when pulled over

Also at night:

1) Turn on interior lights.
2) Put hands on steering wheel and leave them there.

Having almost been shot by a cop while reaching for my wallet, I will never make this mistake again.
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