When stopped by a police officer you have a set of rights that you may choose to exercise but in order to do so you must have knowledge of them. So here I will list some crucial rights. All listed below are constitutional rights and as such you have the right to exercise these regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

  • You have the right to remain silent, you must verbally state this to the police officer.
  • You have the right to refuse consent to a search of yourself, your car, or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest you have the right to calmly leave.
  • If you have been arrested you have the right to a lawyer, you should ask for one immediately upon arrest.
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