Michanna Talley Tate

If you could give one piece of advice to someone pulled over for a traffic stop, what would it be?

“I would say to remain calm, be cordial to the officer, provide requested documentation, and keep in mind that the stop will be over in a few minutes. I have so much more to say, like the smell of weed gives [the] officer probable cause to search the vehicle. I think people don’t realize that.”

-- Michanna Talley Tate, Access Law, South Carolina, practicing 6 years