Am I required to roll UP my windows if I am pulled over and stopped and requested.
If not, what would the proper response be.
* The only thing you can't be forced to do is incriminate yourself* Indeed. So if I'm on the highway with my wife and kids and get chased down....I'm well within speed limits, all 4 windows are rolled down by the time I am pulled over. Hands on steering wheel, ignition off. Asked to roll up windows, only to get the window metered and tint ticket. Do I have the right to refuse to roll up my window in this instance. "That said, you should never roll your window down more than a crack when you are pulled over so the police cannot stick their heads in your vehicle and claim that they smell weed as a pretext to search your vehicle. " I disagree Michael. I can't recall ever a time I did not make sure my windows were rolled down, hands on steering wheel by the time the officer comes over to the car. With that said, I don't know how well a *crack* of a window will be favorable in the eyes of the office pulling you over....
Criminal Defense Attorney
I am not aware of a specific law but you generally should obey a police officer when you get pulled over. In all likelihood the police had a reason.
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Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer
You do not have to roll your window up if the cop tells you to. We have freedoms in this country it is not a police state. That said, you should never roll your window down more than a crack when you are pulled over so the police cannot stick their heads in your vehicle and claim that they smell weed as a pretext to search your vehicle.
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