What Are Your Rights When You’re Pulled Over?


A whole lot of things can happen while a person is driving. One thing that most drivers would prefer to avoid is getting pulled over. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen, and the driver makes a mistake. Sometimes, as far as the driver knows, they didn’t do anything wrong but find themselves getting pulled over anyways.

When a person gets pulled over, they need to remember that they do have rights. These rights help protect a person from an officer who might be abusing their power. If a person’s rights are violated, they can take the matter to court.

Passenger Rights During the Stop

When someone has been pulled over by the police, they have two primary rights:

  • •The right to remain silent.
  • •The right to be free from unreasonable search and seizures.

The first right is pretty ...