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What Can … And Should … You Do When You’re Pulled Over?

by: Matt Newburg

January 26, 2016 at 10:27 AM EST

There have been numerous incidents lately where drivers have been pulled over by law enforcement and the situation has escalated, with unfortunate results. One recent case is that of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell three days after a routine traffic stop. 

Situations like these are a reminder of why drivers need to know their legal rights when they’re pulled over. What is — and what is not — legally permissible for the officer and the driver to do?

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