Watch this video to learn what you should do after you've been pulled over.
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Title Slide: What to Do When You've Been Pulled Over | With Attorney Pat Stangl
Question Slide: What do I do after being pulled over?
Well, you want to be polite. You want to get your license ready because that's what the officer is going to ask for, as well as your insurance information. And you want to be careful about what you say, knowing that what you tell the officer can and will be used against you.
Question Slide: Do I have to take a field sobriety test?
Well, that's your decision. The decision to do that is voluntary. The officer can't make you submit to those tests. It's a common misconception that because the officer asks you to do those tests, or suggests that you do those tests, or wants you to do those tests, that you're required to do so. You're not legally required to submit to those field sobriety tests.
And if you elect not to do them, then politely decline to do them. It is likely you'll be arrested at that time, but you clearly have the right not to.