In my state driving with a suspended license is a non-criminal traffic offense. However, KNOWINGLY driving with a suspended license is a criminal traffic offense. More often than not, when I pull someone over with a suspended license they always start out by saying something along the lines of “Look, I know my license is suspended but…”
My mother is a police officer.
She once stopped a woman who was on her phone while driving and doing something else as well, I don’t know what exactly, smoking a cigarette or something.
Well the woman saw them, panicked and intended to throw out her cigarette and put the phone away. Did it the other way around, threw the phone out of the window.
I knew a kid who was arrested after pointing a gun at the police after they stopped him because they got a call about car prowlers. When he tried to run away he slipped and fell, so they caught him. When the police officer was telling the other officers that the guy was trying to shoot at him, he said “I forgot to take the safety off”. He basically just admitted to attempted murder of a police officer and was sentenced to 13 years in prison at the ripe old age of 17.