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VIDEO: What Should I Do if I am Stopped by the Police?

Author Clark & Noonan, LLC
Posted June 21, 2017
Category Criminal Defense

Jersey City & Freehold Attorneys serving Essex, Hudson, Monmouth County, and Nearby NJ Areas

Posted: August 12, 2016

It can be a scary and overwhelming experience when you’re stopped by the police. You may be wondering what you can and can’t do. You could inadvertently incriminate yourself or make matters worse by being rude or angry toward the officer, which could result in criminal charges. There are two important things to keep in mind if you’re pulled over including:

  1. Be Polite. The officer could decide to charge you with one or more offenses due to your attitude.
  2. Know Your Rights. Don’t over-share your situation or make excuses. You don’t have to say anything, and you can refuse a search of your vehicle until you’ve had the chance to speak with one of our lawyers.

The best thing you can do after you’ve been pulled over is to call our criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey at 732-333-3011. Clark & Noonan, LLC serves clients in Jersey City, Freehold, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth County and surrounding New Jersey areas.

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