Missouri police have the right to stop you in traffic if they have reason to suspect that you have violated the law. That can give law enforcement officials a lot of leeway to pull drivers over for even the slightest perceived infraction. In some cases, unethical cops may even stop drivers for tenuous legal reasons, looking for ways to try to make an arrest or write a ticket.
As unsettling as that can be, you will be prepared to handle—and you’ll be ready to protect yourself—it if:
Whether police suspect you of speeding, running a red light, or driving while impaired by alcohol, here are the rights you have when you are pulled over:
Along with your rights, it’s also crucial to know your legal obligations when you’re pulled over by police. If you do, you can make better decisions when it’s time to interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop. You may even be able to start building a defense case if the traffic stop ends in an arrest or criminal charges.
During a traffic stop in Kansas City, Missouri law requires drivers to:
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