What do I do or say if I’m pulled over?

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The legal answer: Be very polite, respectful, maintain eye contact with the officer and always say “yes officer,” or “yes Sir,” or yes Maam,” while never making a face suggesting disbelief in what he or she is saying. (Let’s face it, more often than not you know why you’re being pulled over.)

It’s best to personify humility and respect, if you would like to have the discretionary option of receiving a “warning” as opposed to a ticket! This works almost every time, though most people in this increasingly rude society today wouldn’t know. Surprise the officer – show him/her that YOU are a refreshingly nice throwback to a couple of decades ago when basic civility and manners were a good thing, and respect for law enforcement was a value worth trumpeting.


About the Author:

John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.