One of the biggest mistakes we see clients make is to resist police officers, as they don't understand the laws on being pulled over. When you are stopped, you have the right to remain silent. This means you are not required to answer any questions, as your answers could be used against you later.
However, you should comply with what the police officer asks you to do such as stepping out of your car or taking a breath test. Refusing these could lead to serious consequences. Refusing a breath test, for example, can cause your license to be suspended.
Keep in mind that a criminal defense lawyer can advocate for your rights if you end up with criminal charges against you. Complying now can save you from major trouble down the road.
The benefit of choosing The Law Offices of Jaclyn M. Shaw is that we build trusting relationships with clients while handling cases in an efficient and professional manner. You will have the opportunity to share your story so that we can learn your concerns and the best way to help you.
We have taken many cases like yours. We have seen success in many cases like yours. You can be assured that, even after complying with an officer's orders, you have the support of a skilled legal team backing you up for the entirety of your case.
If you have been pulled over and arrested, contact our firm and promptly protect your rights. You can schedule a free consultation by calling 814-485-2120 or us.
From our office in Somerset, we defend clients across western Pennsylvania.