No one likes getting a traffic ticket, especially for something very minor. Fines, driving courses, driver's license points and higher insurance are all likely consequences you have to deal with. Usually, after paying the ticket, you can get back on with your life.
However, sometimes routine traffic stops for small infractions such as failing to use a turn signal can become more serious. What starts out as the police pulling you over for a simple matter can lead to drug charges in the end, as happened to this New Jersey man. His story is not unique, though. New Jersey news reports reveal there are many more like it, exposing how real a risk it is.