What to Say to Police at a Traffic Stop in Arizona [Infographic]

Phoenix Traffic Attorneys

Phoenix Traffic Attorneys

Getting pulled over is a stressful situation. No one likes to receive a traffic ticket, but it’s much worse if the police find probable cause to search or detain you for other crimes.

Here are some responses to common questions you may be asked when getting pulled over.

The Police

Your Response

Do you know why I stopped you?

No, officer, why did you stop me?

Do you know how fast you were going?

Yes, officer,  I know  how fast I was going.

What’s the hurry?

I’m not in a hurry.

Have you been drinking?

No (if you haven’t been drinking).

Have you been drinking?

I’d rather not say (If you have been drinking).

Do you consent to a search?


Lying to the police is never a good choice, but you have a constitutional right to remain silent instead of saying something that could incriminate you. Anything you say or do while in front of the officer can be used against you in court.

If you have been arrested during a traffic stop, call the Phoenix criminal traffic attorneys at Tyler Allen Law Firm at (602)456-0545 or contact us online.