Know Your Rights: What You Should Do if Stopped by the Police
Being stopped by the police can be a scary and confusing situation. Prepare yourself ahead of time by learning your rights and having a plan. Remain calm and do not escalate the situation. Remember these three tips and use them to protect your rights.
What to do when pulled over
If you are driving and a police officer signals you to pull over, do so as quickly as possible. Find a well lit, safe place, and stop your car. Be mindful and aware of traffic when pulling over, especially if you’re driving on a high-speed highway.
After parking, turn off your car and roll down your window part way. Turn on the dome light, especially at night time. Make sure your hands are visible by placing them on the wheel or the dashboard.
Record Restriction, formally known as Expungement, is a court-ordered process in which one’s record report is restricted from public view and is only available to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes.