When people are stopped by police or are involved in an accident, they may not know exactly how to respond. These can be intimidating situations that can lead to misdemeanors or other, more serious charges. However, it is important to remember that your conduct during a traffic stop or arrest can affect your criminal record even if you don't think you've done anything wrong. Depending on how you respond, you may face additional charges.
While driving drunk or on drugs is never acceptable to police, there are some circumstances that can make a traffic stop worse and further damage your case in court. Take for example the case of a 30-year-old Portland, Oregon, woman who was arrested last week.