Online Paralegal Programs says that most avoidable arrests come from police trickery and intimidation, which lead you to consent to a search or admit guilt. Know your rights and how to avoid police tricks with this handy infographic.
Some of the most important tips to remember when dealing with cops:
- Clarify if it’s a police request or an order
- Ask if you’re being detained or free to go—and ask to leave often
- Don’t exit immediately when you see a “drug checkpoint in 1 mile sign”—cops/dogs are at the exit, not one mile down
Here’s the full graphic (click to expand, right-click to save):
You Have the Right to Stay out of Jail | Paralegal Programs