Strategies for When Getting Pulled Over by a Cop

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  • #602527

    hershi
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    It’s too late. You see the cop motioning to you to pull over. What strategies can you employ at this point to avoid a moving violation or at least ensure the best outcome?

    #861080

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Admit that you were speeding emes is always the best policy.

    #861081

    2scents
    Participant

    What I do, as soon as the cop starts telling me what I did wrong. (or asking me if I know what I did, to which I of course I answer No!)

    I make it as if I am getting a lecture, I ask all sort of questions like, wow, I always thought that it was permitted to turn on red if I am in the intersection.. (just make sure not to admit the violation)

    I got pulled twice, Once it helped (just had to listen to a lengthy driving course. the other time the trooper smiled and said here you go and there was the ticket..

    #861082

    BTGuy
    Participant

    Cooperation is the best policy.

    #861083

    Derech
    Member

    Never admit anything. Talk as little as possible. This way you’ll have the best chances in court. Once you admit, it’s hard to fight in court.

    #861084

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    <Tears>

    #861085

    Derech
    Member

    ZK: Do you suggest a guy should give that a shot, to see if it works for him?

    #861086

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Blackmail

    #861087

    oomis
    Participant

    I have only once in the 26 years that I am driving ever been pulled over, B”H. And the cop was totally out of line to stop me (and he KNEW it). He tried to intimidate me into being ticketed (had not started to write it yet), but when I confronted him oh so respectfully, with the fact that I was aware of the law and had not broken it, he knew I had him. He gruffly muttered something about being careful, school has started, etc, to which I sweetly replied, “Thank you. I always try to be.”

    #861088

    Tell the truth? I cannot believe anyone would actually ask this question.

    #861089

    2scents
    Participant

    whats wrong with this questions?

    keep in mind, never admit anything.

    I was one speeding on the freeway (if you call dricing 70 MPH on an empty 8 lane freeway speeding..) state trooper stopped me.

    asks if there is any reason for my speeding, to which I replied that I am very sorry (silly, sorry for what?!) and i dont have any reason.

    i tried to explain, that since we were going downhill, it could bet that I did not realize that I was speeding.

    he smiled, retreated to his car, returned a few minuted later with a ticket.. smilingly he handed it to me, told me to drive safely.

    I checked the ticket, on the back it stated. that I admited that I was speeding.

    .. it defenatly gave the lawyer an excuse to charge more!

    #861090

    farrocks
    Member

    In NYC traffic court the fix is in. It is virtually impossible to win against the cop. (At least without a lawyer. And even with a lawyer there is no sure win.)

    #861091

    Think first
    Member

    Goq, listen to what 2cents and derech said because its accurate. I did the same thing once and learned my lesson. The cops aren’t into the teshuva thing of “viduy b’peh” (verbalising ur wrongdoing) rather they use it against u and write it on the ticket that u admitted to the “crime”. In fact with me, it went like this..

    Do u know why I stopped you?

    Yes, I’m sorry I was speeding

    How fast were you going?

    Around 80

    Oh, well I clocked you at 76

    (Cut)

    And then he wrote me a ticket for 76 and at the bottom prints “driver said he was going around 80” now what?

    So never admit anything.

    #861092

    Toi
    Participant

    say “hey! Look over there.” and drive away.

    #861093

    writersoul
    Member

    Check the Mishpacha article this week.

    #861094

    writersoul
    Member

    Unless you got the idea for the post from there in the first place.

    #861095

    2scents
    Participant

    That article was about an attorney that fights tickets.

    Dont think that he will reveal to many tricks on how NOT to get a ticket, it is in his interest that you DO get the ticket!

    #861096

    yid.period
    Member

    never admit it, then by law they have to give you a ticket. (they lose their moral flexibility)

    #861097

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    So this fellow I know who is from rural British Columbia (and a blazing awesome cook! Made the best mexican food I ever did have, C&G inclusive.) has a brother who was driving in some rural area late at night, and gets pulled over for something or another.

    So the mountie asks him whether he has been “drinking.” “Yup.”

    So the mountie arrests him and takes him all the way to the nearest town with a hospital, and gives him a blood test. The blood test comes back clean.

    So mountie has wasted all this time, and confronts him: “You said you had been drinking!”

    Brother says, “You didn’t ask me what I’d been drinking. Been drinking coffee, I have.”

    #861098

    em0616
    Member

    I just show the cop my pilot’s license, and they usually let me go.

    #861099

    writersoul
    Member

    There’s a section on what to do if you’re caught. Many of them were actually repeated here.

    And he works in Monsey, so if it had been in the Front Page or something, I’d be nervous, but this is outside his circle of potential clients for the most part :).

    #861100

    Avi K
    Participant

    The best thing is not to violate the traffic laws. They are there for a purpose. Only a few days ago there was an article on this site about children who were killed because of someone who didn’t think that he was doing anything wrong.

    #861101

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    On youtube there are some very good videos about what to do and not to do if your pulled over or cops want to search you or your house. Also theres a video about never talking to the police (and when he says NEVER, he means it!). Very informative stuff! Check it out…

    Nad, never break the law, of course! (But even if you NEVER, NEVER do ANYTHING wrong, you can still get pulled over._

    #861102

    As Avi K says. People who commit traffic offenses and then try to talk / lie their way out of getting a fine are despicable.

    It’s bad enough that they violate traffic laws in the first place. But then, instead of facing up to it and admitting their wrongdoing, to discuss methods to ‘trick’ the cop into not giving you a fine…. is REPREHENSIBLE.

    This topic is a giant chillul hashem.

    #861103

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Chris Rock has some excellent tips on how to deal with a cop when you get pulled over. Look it up on youtube.

    #1692260

    I just show the cop my pilot’s license, and they usually let me go.

    Hahaha. Would that actually work?

    #1692363

    writer
    Participant

    Chassidishe-“As Avi K says. People who commit traffic offenses and then try to talk / lie their way out of getting a fine are despicable.

    It’s bad enough that they violate traffic laws in the first place. But then, instead of facing up to it and admitting their wrongdoing, to discuss methods to ‘trick’ the cop into not giving you a fine…. is REPREHENSIBLE.”

    -I mean dude, these things happen. Sometimes your just moving with the flow of traffic on an open highway. The fact that the limits are Ridiculously low such as 45 on a highway, doesnt mean it isnt safe to drive 60 or 70 when there is such low traffic. Besides there are so many traps that are designed to catch you. So lets not be naive.

    #1692375

    RavDovidHOCKERZ
    Participant

    i always pretend i dont speak their language but in eretz yisroel it gets complicated of course

    #1693207

    Show him your Tifilas Haderech card and tell him its your Israeli license.

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