What you say to the police is critical. What you say can be turned against you, and it can give the police a reason to haul you in, particularly if you talk back to a cop. You don’t need to answer a cop’s questions, yet you should show your ID, registration when pulled over while driving.
You don’t need to agree to any search of yourself, your vehicle or your home. If the cops say they have a warrant, request that they show it.
If they have a warrant let them do their job, regardless of the fact that they start an illegal search. Report them later if you need to.
In the event that you are pulled over by the police:
1. You don’t need to answer any questions, give your name, age and address, or demonstrate any ID unless you are driving or are in a spot where alcohol is served. Be that as it may, it is good to give them your name, age and address.
2. Inquire as to whether you’re under arrest. If this is the case, demand to know why. If not arrested, you ought to be allowed to clear out. Never run from a cop.
3. Don’t resist. The police might search you for weapons, however nothing more. Make it clear that you don’t consent to any search.
If you are stopped in your vehicle:
1. Show your ID, registration and insurance. If the cops have probable cause they can search your car. To protect yourself later, make it clear that you don’t agree to a search.
2. In the event that you are given a ticket, you ought to sign it; else you can be arrested. You can battle the case in court later.
3. When pulled over because of drunk driving and reject a breath test, your license can be suspended.
In the event that you are arrested:
1. Don’t resist and go with the police. Defend yourself in court.
2. Use your right to be silent. Tell the police nothing aside from your name, age and address. Try not to give clarifications or stories or attempt to pardon your behavior.
3. Request legal counsel instantly. You can do so by telephone directly after arrest. If you are captured for a criminal offense and you can’t pay for an attorney, you have the right to a free one. Try not to speak with the police until your legal advisor is there.
4. If police say they have a warrant, demand them to show it to you. Regardless of whether the police have a warrant, you can use your rights by making it clear that you don’t consent to any search. Don’t physically stand up to them.
5. They have to write down and give you the list of the things they took.
6. If not released after booking, you have the right to go into court and see a judge the following court day. Request this privilege. When in front of a judge judge, request a lawyer.
7. Talk with an attorney before making any final decisions.