Shaun Rai Whitney

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

“Strictly exercise your right to remain silent. Make no admissions. Do not do the officer’s job for him or her by volunteering unsolicited information. You have no obligation to answer personal questions such as, ‘Do you know how fast you were going?’ ‘Where are you coming from?’ as your statements may be used to incriminate you. Remember the officer pulled you over so just politely ask why you were stopped. If a ticket is issued, do not try to explain or defend yourself at the time of the stop.” You will have an opportunity to dispute or defend it at a later date.”

-- Shaun Rai Whitney, The Law Offices of Shaun Rai Whitney, Esq., New Jersey, practicing 9 years