What should you disclose to police if pulled over?

What should you disclose to police if pulled over? I think whether to talk to the police is a judgment call. You are required to give them i.d., but nothing else. You are not required to ask any of the questions that they ask you. That is your privilege against self-incrimination, sometimes referred to as the “5th”. So if you are sure that you are not under the influence, then I would say cooperate with the police, answer their questions, and perform the field sobriety tests. However, if you have any doubt as to your sobriety you should not respond to the police questions and just say I take the 5th. Also, you should not do the field sobriety tests, except the Preliminary Alcohol screening (PAS) device. If you refuse to take the PAS your license can be suspended. Also, if you are taken to the station, you must take a breath or blood test. If you refuse, your license will be suspended for one year, and the refusal will be used against you in Court.


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