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Law 101: What to Do When Pulled Over by Police

Traffic stops are the most common contact that people will have with police. Most traffic stops are routine and end in either a warning or some form of citation for a traffic violation. However, a significant percentage of criminal charges arise out of what begins as a routine traffic stop. Officers who are suspicious of criminal activity may ask to search the vehicle, ask incriminating questions, and arrest you for a crime the officer knew nothing about when he or she first made the traffic stop. Yet many people, including students, faculty, and professionals, don’t fully understand their rights in these circumstances. At this SILO talk, Madison attorney Eric Hunt will break down the basics on traffic stop rights.

Eric Hunt is an associate attorney at Axley Brynelson, LLC in Madison and a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Mr. Hunt is experienced in handling both civil and criminal matters. His civil litigation practice focuses on municipal liability, insurance matters, contract disputes, and medical malpractice matters. On the criminal side, Mr. Hunt’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal defense, including violent crimes, drug offenses and drunk driving (OWI). Mr. Hunt has represented clients in municipal, state, and federal courts in Wisconsin. He has secured acquittals at trial, as well as numerous times securing dismissal of lawsuits and criminal charges before trial through motions practice. Mr. Hunt is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, and has previously worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for the office of the Missouri State Public Defender.

August 13 @ 16:00
4:00 pm (1h)

Discovery Building, Orchard View Room

Eric R. Hunt