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Attorney Jordan Van Matre

Protecting Your Rights If You’re Pulled Over By Police

Countless people from all walks of life are pulled over for any number of reasons in a given day. It can be a stressful experience even if you know you have done nothing wrong. Above all, remain calm and seek help from a lawyer if a traffic stop leads to an arrest or a citation.

At 678-812-5147, our attorney is dedicated to protecting the rights of people throughout Georgia who find themselves facing the criminal justice system. We are prepared to put our skills and experience to work for you.

Do Not Volunteer Anymore Than You Are Required To

“Do you know why I pulled you over?” is often the first thing an officer will say when approaching your vehicle. The natural response is to admit your guilt immediately. This is a mistake. Ask the officer why he or she made a traffic stop. Provide the officer with your driver’s license and proof of insurance, and then remain politely quiet.

Do not become combative, argumentative or make any sudden movements during a traffic stop. If you are issued a speeding ticket or are placed under arrest, you can challenge the allegations at a later date. It is up to the state to prove your guilt, and you are presumed innocent up until that point. Do not give them any information that will help them strengthen their case.

Contact Us For All Of Your Criminal Defense Needs

If you are arrested for the suspicion of any type of crime following a traffic stop, we are here to help. Call our law office in McDonough at 678-812-5147 to schedule an initial consultation. You may also contact us online.