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It All Starts With a Single Traffic Stop

You see the lights. You hear the siren. You are being pulled over by a police officer or state trooper. As you safely and deliberately pull your vehicle onto the shoulder, keep the following advice in mind.

Be Polite

It never hurts to be polite. But, no matter the outcome of your traffic stop, there is no need to make the experience worse by being salty and defensive.


Hopefully, you’ve been getting your beauty rest because you are most likely on camera. Whether on a dashboard cam or a police body camera, what you say and do is being recorded and can become evidence.

Don’t Be Overly Chatty

It’s one thing to be polite; it’s quite another to be talkative. Anything you say can and will be used against you, so it is best to remain silent. Save your talking for a criminal defense attorney if you are arrested for OWI.

Decline the Circus Act

Field sobriety tests are designed to make you look clumsy and provide the pretext for an OWI arrest. Politely decline to take a field sobriety test.

Leave Your Case in the Hands of a Proven Lawyer

If your traffic stop resulted in OWI charges, your rights, reputation, and future are on the line. A skilled defense attorney can limit your exposure to the criminal penalties and collateral consequences of an OWI conviction. Call 608-471-5003 or contact us online for a free consultation, and we’ll take care of the rest.