That is a very good question! You should only get out of your car during a traffic stop in Georgia if the police officer asks you to do so. While you can refuse a number of requests made by the police when you are pulled over, the police have a right to insist you get out of your vehicle. However, it is important to note that in most cases, the police will not have you exit your car unless he or she believes that you are committing a serious violation.
If you get out of the car without being asked, there may be serious consequences. A police officer may believe that you are planning to harm him or that you are planning to flee the scene. In general, only do what the officer asks and do not do anything extra. However, if you refuse to get out of the car, you may be taken out of the car by force.
What will happen once you are outside of your car? The officer may search your person for weapons by patting you down. If you are pulled over because you are suspected of driving under the influence, you may be asked to participate in sobriety tests. You may refuse to participate in these tests.
Have you been pulled over for a Georgia traffic violation and would like to go to court regarding your ticket? You may want legal representation and advice. To learn more about your case and your legal options, contact the Law Office of Scott Miller today: 770-408-1001.