Safety comes first. If stopped, remain in your car while the police officer approaches and remain in your seat, do not reach for your glove box or make any furtive gestures. Further, do not be rude, belligerent or argumentative. If the officer asks for your name, driver’s license, registration or insurance, you should provide that information. Beyond that, do not answer any questions if you are detained or arrested. You should also refuse any request to search your person, car or home.
Refrain from asking the police why they are conducting a random checkpoint at your particular location. However, keep in mind that if charged with a crime, you have the right to contest the stop by hiring a lawyer to go to court, file a motion on your behalf and have a motion to suppress hearing to address the legality and constitutionality of the stop.
Before any trip, make sure there are no alcohol, drugs, paraphernalia or other illegal contraband in your car.
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