What to Know About Police Interactions
Getting stopped by the police can be a shocking experience and you may not know what to do. There are a few things you should know before hand.
1. Do not talk
Staying quiet is going to be the most important thing. You may think that you can explain or talk your way out of an arrest, but often times you dig yourself into a deeper hole. You have the RIGHT to remain silent. Use it!
2. Stay calm
Do not overreact by getting angry or emotional as it may hurt your case. Stay calm and collected, so you can think straight and get yourself through the situation.
3. Do not run or resist
You may think that you have a chance by escaping. WRONG. This will end up getting you more charges tacked on to the original.
4. Do not consent to a search
If the police ask if they can search your person, belongings, or property do not give them permission. Only under limited circumstances can they do so without consent e.g. a warrant. Remember you have a right to privacy.
5. Do not let the police enter your home
Like searches the police can only enter into your home under limited circumstances. Do not give them permission to enter your home. A simple no should be sufficient.
6. Be cautious
Be careful. The police may try to convince you that by talking to them or by allowing a search it will only help you. They are trained to extract information by any means.
7. Call an Attorney
Every arrest is unique. If you have been arrested call the David D. Round Law Firm. We may be able to help.