At the checkpoint you have to pay attention to every detail, to behaviors, gestures but above all to words, because there are some expressions that addressed to the police, to the forces of order, whatever they are, can have serious consequences.
When you realize that there is a police, road or Carabinieri checkpoint nearby, you check that everything in the car is in the right place.
The smartphone away from the driver’s side, the seat belt correctly fastened, the lights correctly switched on, the radio at low volume, any passengers on board with seat belts, children in the seat.
When everything seems to be in the right place, the agent arrives who manages to find that something to grab hold of to trigger the fine. Obviously this causes nervousness or discomfort but you have to keep your nerve and stay calm, because every word out of place can make the situation worse.
How to behave when stopped at a checkpoint
It happens to say something that shouldn’t have been said, this means committing a serious crime, among other things without even realizing it. What one must always remember is that one must weigh the words and try to monitor any behavior.
At the checkpoint, agents can question anything, any gesture, movement, word. In particular, words can sound like a threat and here we are talking about insulting a public official.
What is the crime punishable by 3 years in prison or more
This offense can be punished with imprisonment, up to 3 years in prison. Offending the forces of order is expensive, according to article 341 bis of the Penal Code. In a public place or place open to the public, offending a public official while exercising his duty is punishable by imprisonment of up to three years.
The penalty can increase based on the context and to the facts which are then judged by the Court of Cassation. The crime can be considered as such if, at the time of the offence, two other people unrelated to the facts were present and if the fact occurred while the officer was on duty.
If you want an example of what it is considered contemptthe sentence that best expresses the concept according to which words have a weight above all for the law, is the following “Don’t break my… What .. you want”.
This sentence that almost all of us are used to say almost confidentially, pronounced towards officers on duty, in a crowded square can cost, and it costs, very expensive.