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Rolling Meadows, IL Traffic Ticket Lawyer

When you see flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror and you realize they are flashing for you, it can be a sickening, sinking feeling. Being pulled over by police can be an intimidating experience, even if you have no reason to be worried. It has been proven that most people will do what a police officer tells them for the sole reason that the officer is wearing a uniform, even if they do not believe it is the right thing to do. It is extremely important to remember you do have rights when you are pulled over by a police officer.

Rights When Speaking to Police

Most people have heard about the right to remain silent, but is that always your best option? Sometimes, if a police officer is asking you questions, it is not in your best interest to keep quiet. The right to remain silent is intended to keep you from self-incrimination, but there are other ways to do that. If an officer begins to question you, try answering their question with a question, such as, “Did I do something wrong?,” or, “Am I free to leave?” 

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criminal charges, your rights, Illinois criminal defense attorney Criminal charges can leave a serious wake of permanent damage in their path. Consequences, if a person is convicted of criminal charges, can range from probation to incarceration and, or fines. Even something as seemingly minor as a traffic infraction can default to a driver’s license suspension if not handled properly.

The justice system has diverse resources to utilize to prosecute individuals charged with criminal offenses, and will often advocate for maximum sentencing and fines for convicted offenders. Those who have been charged with a crime should be aware that there are options available to obtain a competent defense that can protect their personal rights and freedoms as citizens of the United States.

Regardless of the crime committed, all individuals contending with criminal investigations or charges should be aware of these five essential tips regarding their rights:

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