If You Are Approached by the Police in a Non-Driving Situation:
polite to the officer at all times.
NOT physically resist the officer under any circumstances.
(Resisting arrest is a crime).
the officer your name. (It is a crime to give a false
offer money to a police officer.
DO NOT HAVE TO:
or talk to an officer unless the officer orders you to
any ID (like a driver's license) unless you are being arrested or given
to any search or seizure; if the officer threatens to get a
warrant, let him/her get one. If the officer searches you without a
warrant, DO NOT RESIST, but tell him/her clearly that you do not
consent to the search.
to the police without a lawyer present even if you have been
arrested or ticketed.
with the officer unless you are being ticketed or arrested.
you are not sure whether you are being ticketed or arrested, ask the
officer if you are free to leave.
anywhere with the officer unless you have been arrested.
you say can be used against you in court.
you want the police officer to stop questioning you, ask for a lawyer.
officer must stop questioning you immediately.
not keep talking and do not let the police talk you out of getting a
may ask for the officer's badge number.
PEACEFUL AT ALL TIMES!!!
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