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Getting Pulled Over

You're driving and you see that a police officer's car has its lights flashing behind you. You hope the officer is just trying to get around you, but the officer shines his spotlight on you, and you know you're getting pulled over. While drivers all react differently to being pulled over, they all have some kind of reaction. Some drivers panic and quickly admit to everything, while others get angry and defensive. The way a driver reacts to being pulled over can carry the possibility of serious negative consequences, which could have been avoided by responding to the incident in the best possible way. FindLaw's Getting Pulled Over section discusses the best way to handle a traffic stop, the rules surrounding traffic stops and the legality of roadblocks and DUI checkpoints.

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