What you should do after pulling over ?
When you have pulled over to the farthest to the right
safely , if you have any courtesies you might want to
provide the officer, do so.
1. Y might want to roll down you window all the way
2. T urn of your engine
3. Place your hands on steering wheel
4. And If dark turn on your interior light
What you should you never do after pulling over ?
The number one thing you want to try to do is: Avoid giving the
officer an excuse to search your vehicle
o T not to speak out if turn
o Hesitate and drive away
o Give any attitude towards the police officer
o Keep your car engine on
o Reach for anything out of clear view
o Never talk on your cell phone when the police officer is
o Get out your vehicle
What to do when a police officer asks if they can search
your car ?
If you aren’t under arrest and haven’t consented to a search,
the police are limited to searching the outside of your clothing if
they have a reasonable suspicion to believe you may be carrying a
They may search your car only if they have a probable cause to
believe it contains a weapon or evidence of a crime. They are
allowed to seize anything in plain view, but only if they believe
that it is, or contains, a weapon or evidence of a crime. Beyond
that, police either need a search warrant or your permission.
What circumstances would change how much your car, and your
passengers, can be searched ?
• Driving reckless
• Not wearing a seat belt
• Suspicious reasoning
• Disobeying the officer
• Body language
What to do during a search of your car ?
Do not interfere with the police officer, physically
resist, or obstruct the police in a search, even if you are
sure the search is illegal you will be arrested for it. File
a complaint afterwards if you feel your rights have been
What makes an action taken by the police illegal during a
traffic stop ?
Searching a car with out permission or warrant
Asking any questions outside of his or her working duties
Not obeying the laws of a police officer
Not reading the rights of the person he or she has stopped
Not giving reason as to why he or she is being stopped
DWB (stopping blacks just because they are black and look
Who to call and what to say if you believe that something
illegal happened ?
1. Emergency - 911
2. Department of Motor Vehicles - 486-4368
3. L Vegas City Hall - 229-6011
4. L Vegas Metro Police (non emergency) - 795-3111
2 of the 4 are the ones you are more then likely to call but you
should always report exactly what you saw ,what time, and where
the incident was taken part.
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