It has been said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. While there is some truth to this statement, here is another truth, most of us will be stopped by the police at some point in our lives. With this in mind, I humbly offer these rules in hopes that they will be helpful in your time of need. First, if you are pulled over for a traffic stop, provide your driver’s license and registration and be respectful to the officer. Second, before police officers ask you any incriminating questions (a question that asks you to possibly admit criminal behavior. For example, do you have any drugs in the car or have you been drinking tonight), they are supposed to inform you that you have a right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you in court. Third, if you are uncomfortable answering a question, you can tell the police that you wish to remain silent and that you want an attorney. Fourth, prior to consenting to any search, you have a right to consult with an attorney. You have the right to say no to a request to search your car. Fifth, do not be fooled by promises to let you go or to not file charges as these are likely just empty promises to get you to make a statement or consent to a search. Bottom line, you are not going to talk your way out of an arrest and police do not decide if charges will be filed, the Prosecutor does. Be respectful. Know you rights, knowledge is power. Remain silent. Just say no to searches. If you are driving on a suspended license with a prior conviction, you can be arrested and the police can likely search you and your car, so please HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE.