What will the police officer do?

The police officer will ask for basic information, which may include:

  • Do you know why you were stopped?
  • What is your name?
  • Where do you live?
  • Ask for your driver's license and registration.
  • Ask questions related to the stop.
  • Verify your identity.
  • Check your driver's license status.
  • Give you a warning or issue a traffic citation
  • Make an arrest if he/she has probable cause to do so

An officer only needs to have probable cause to make an arrest if he/she believes a crime has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur.

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