Know Your Rights when Talking with the Police

Highway Patrol ImagesIn a story out of Newark, Delaware, a woman was arrested for DUI after she hit a University of Delaware police officer. The officer was directing traffic and had ordered the suspect to stop to allow pedestrians to cross. However, the suspect did not stop and struck the office on her right arm. The driver was chased on foot, and was stopped when she crashed into an Oldsmobile sedan in traffic. The officer was treated for a minor injury to her elbow.

It’s important to follow the instructions that the police give you when they’re out directing traffic. If they’re out on the road, it’s normally because there is a dangerous situation and they’re trying to keep everyone safe. When you’re pulled over, there are certain things that you do have to do when the officer asks you to do so, but there are other things that you do not have to do.

It is important as a citizen to know when the police might be overstepping their bounds. Always be polite with the police, but if they are violating your rights then let them know. Kellis Law has numerous articles about your rights when you’re pulled over at a traffic stop and what you should and should not say to the police, especially if you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of DUI. We invite you to read them, and to call Kellis if you ever need a DUI lawyer on your side.