1. Pass the Attitude Test. Be respectful. Let the cops know you appreciate their power. Say Sir and Maam.
2. Dont try to pass the Attitude Test by confessing you had anything to drink. Officers... more
A DWI/DUI conviction is serious: suspension of license, fines, probation, a stain on your record, and even jail time are possible. Unbeknowst to many, symptoms of nerves such as stuttering, fumbling,... more
First of all, a driver cannot lawfully be stopped if all his or her vehicle's equipment (lights,
taillights, brake lights, license light, etc.) is working and no
moving violation or infraction is... more
You know the
feeling: even if you havent been drinking, seeing a stationary sobriety
checkpoint ahead on the road while driving at night can make you more than a bit
nervous (or remind you that you... more
A story on a local New Jersey television station and their website has brought attention to the issue of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs.
The story refers to an incident this week where... more
Ask anyone who operates a motor vehicle whether they or someone they know has been stopped for a traffic violation and the chances are pretty good that they will say they have. The reality is that... more
You look in your rearview mirror and see flashing lights. You may or may not have any idea why the police officer behind you has decided to pull you over. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure... more
Do you know why I stopped you?
This Avvo guide does not contain legal advice, and is for informational purposes only. Our Virginia Criminal Lawyer has contributed this short, but important traffic-... more
Written by attorney John Burns, about 1 month ago.
Studies have shown that the reaction time of someone texting while driving is the same as someone who is drunk behind the wheel. An inexperienced driver, such as a teenager, needs to have all of... more