When driving down the road and you see blue lights behind you, you may immediately feel a sense of panic. Even if you do not believe that you have done anything wrong, you can still feel nervous about an encounter with police. This feeling affects many people, and in some cases, your anxiety may cause an officer to become more suspicious that you may have committed a violation.
It's Friday night and you have plans to meet a few friends at your favorite Alabama restaurant to kick-off the weekend with good food, conversation and, perhaps, a nice cold beverage or two. As you're driving home later, flashing red and blue lights in your rear view mirror beckon your immediate attention. You're getting pulled over by police.
Your friends may have told you to shake it off since it's your first offense and no worse than a traffic ticket. You will likely get a slap on the wrist and a fine, and before you know it, you'll be ready for the next party. Isn't that what summer is for, especially after all those months of studying, classes and exams?
Flashing red lights in the rearview mirror are never a good sign. You may pull over, hoping the police car will race past you, but when it stops behind you, you may have many questions. What did I do wrong? How should I behave? Should I get out of the car? What is going to happen to me?