You’re Pulled Over With a Suspended License: Now What?

When you walked out of Norfolk General District Court a few months ago, you were devastated that your license was suspended for six months. You obeyed the court order at first, but after a few months, the restriction became unbearable and you decided to take the risk.

You stuck to back roads, drove the speed limit, and obeyed all traffic laws so you wouldn’t get pulled over. Unfortunately, however, your tactics didn’t work and you found yourself on the side of the road staring into the face of a police officer.

What Do You Do Now?

Your instincts may tell you to cry, drive away, or even cuff yourself and sit in the back seat of the patrol car. These, however, are not good ideas. What could be beneficial, however, is to:

  • Stay pleasant and polite. Police officers are just like everyone else: the nicer you are to them, the more courtesy they will show towards you. Although you shouldn’t expect to be let go and sent on your way for being nice, you may receive a bit more kindness and possible leniency if you are respectful towards the police officer.
  • Avoid admitting fault. Although you shouldn’t lie, you shouldn’t admit fault to the police officer, either. If you knew your license was suspended and the officer asks you about it, exercise your right to remain silent. If you didn’t know your license was suspended, be honest and let the officer know.

When You Make a Mistake

No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, a police officer caught you when you made yours and now you need legal assistance. The attorneys of Tavss Fletcher want to help.

We’ve assisted many people in Norfolk who have faced the same traffic law problems as you. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your situation and find out if we can help.


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