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Do you have to stop immediately when the police pull you over?

Evading police is a serious charge, because it means you did not stop when you were ordered to do so. Being pulled over is a part of life if you violate the law, but not stopping isn't usually an option. Whether you have an officer direct you to stop or see flashing lights behind you when you're driving, you need to pull to the side of the road. If you don't, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony.

There could be times when you may not be able to stop right away when an officer attempts to pull you over. That's fine, so long as you pull over as soon as possible. For example, if you're on a busy street, you might put your hazard lights on and turn onto a side road before stopping. Generally, you want to indicate to the police that you do intend to stop by slowing down, using your hazards and coming to a stop relatively quickly.

Understand how to get your license back in New Jersey

If you have a revoked license, it can be difficult to get it back. Not only does a revocation mean that you've lost your license, it also means you need to retake tests and apply for your license again. The state has some control over whether or not you make application for or be approved to get a new license as well.

There are a number of reasons why a license might be suspended and eventually revoked, from racking up too many points from traffic violations to failing to appear in court or pay fines. If you are at fault for an accident, abandon your vehicle on a public highway or can't prove that you have insurance, these are all things that could result in your license being suspended or revoked, especially if you've committed one or more of these offenses over time.

You have a right to a defense for traffic violations

When you're driving in New York City, one thing you have to constantly be aware of is the traffic. There is not a moment that goes by when there aren't other vehicles on the roads.

The roads can be congested, and that sometimes makes them hard to deal with. However, you still have the obligation to drive as safely as you can.

Police charge woman who drove to station impaired

A DUI or DWI has the potential to hurt anyone's prospects in the future. Whether you plan to get licensed as a professional of some kind or just need to drive to work, a DWI or DUI could hurt your ability to do so.

Sometimes, people just make bad decisions. Other times, someone who tried to make a good decision ends up in a bad situation by no fault of his or her own. This is why a strong DUI defense is important for your case.

Cameras in Newark watch the public as the public watches back

If you drive in Newark, you should know about new surveillance cameras installed to monitor their surroundings. According to a June 9 report, the cameras are accessible by the public, allowing almost anyone to see those within the camera's view.

Official camera feeds have their benefits, like having the option for the public to monitor them and to report incidents they see online. However, Newark is one of the only places where this is commonplace.

Revoked licenses: When your license can be revoked

Traffic offenses can result in you losing your driver's license. There are certain offenses that lead to suspension or revocation, and repeat violations can lead to suspensions and revocations as well.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. That means that you are not entitled to keep your license if you cannot drive safely. After a revocation, you'll have to wait a period of time before you can apply for a new license. The state may decide to deny your application in the future for any reason, but primarily if you fail the tests you need to take to get your license back.

Is a traffic offense really that serious?

You probably know at least one person who has violated a traffic law and gotten caught. Most people who offend park in the wrong location, speed or otherwise break laws without harming other people. In cases involving nondangerous moving violations or mechanical violations, the police generally issue tickets.

These tickets come with a fine, but usually there is no more serious penalty. Certain offenses, however, are more likely to be categorized as felonies or misdemeanors, which could put your freedom at risk.

Operating a vehicle without a license: What are the penalties?

If you're stopped by the police and don't have a license on hand, you could face a little trouble. However, that trouble is nothing compared to the difficulties you'd face if you did not have a license at all and yet decided to drive a car.

The reason people have to get licenses is because it proves that they're educated in traffic safety and can manage to drive a vehicle safely. If your license is revoked or you never apply for one, there's no way for the police to know that you're able to drive safely. You'll likely face arrest if you do not have a license.

Tickets: Many factors play a role in getting a ticket

There are multiple types of traffic violations people can commit. Many result in tickets, which may not seem serious but do have an impact on your life in several ways. Some of the most common reasons for getting tickets include speeding or running a red light or stop sign.

Speeding is one of the most common reasons for getting a ticket in America. People may go well over the speed limit and feel they're driving safely but still get pulled over. Why?

Not all field sobriety tests are accurate

The horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN), is a simple test used by the police to identify if a person is intoxicated or impaired when driving. The HGN looks at the eye movements and determines if the eyes are jerking when looking from side to side. Alcohol and some drugs make the jerking motion of the eyes more obvious, suggesting impairment.

This test isn't foolproof. There are medical conditions and medications that can cause the eyes to jerk and result in the failure of the test. This is just one of several field sobriety tests that you may be asked to take that doesn't truly represent your level of intoxication or impairment.

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