Never Talk To A Police Officer - It's Your Right Dec 22, 2005 13:20:14 GMT -5
Post by WaTcHeR on Dec 22, 2005 13:20:14 GMT -5
Keep your mouth shut!
Remember to protect yourself you never have to answer any questions, "except if the police officer ask for your name, date of birth and address." It's generally a good idea to say the same address that's on your I.D.
Staying silent will not hurt you. Do not let the police persuade you to talk.
The officer may not like this and may challenge you with words like, "If you have nothing to hide, why won't you speak to me?" Just like the first question, you do not have to answer this one either. They may tell you that staying quiet will make things worse for you or that they'll go easy on you if you talk but this is not true.
You have every right to refuse to speak with the police. And you shouldn't speak to them, unless you have first consulted with a lawyer who has advised you differently and who is present when you speak with the police officer.
The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police want to search your house without your consent, they need a warrant. Warrants may only be issued upon a showing of probable cause, supported by an affidavit.
The Fifth Amendment protects you against giving evidence against yourself, i.e., your right to remain silent. Just as you cannot be compelled to testify against yourself in a criminal trial, neither can you be compelled to answer a police officers questions.
Some cops are worse than others and a lot of them may treat you differently if they think you know your rights. The police depend on fear and intimidation to get what they want. Don't let them get away with more than they are allowed to because of fear.
If you run into a really bad cop, talking back to him and standing up for your rights might get you beaten up or killed, so be careful about the realistic limits of "the law" and of your rights in America. Cops are perhaps the most dangerous members of our society, so be careful when you talk to them.
Anything you say can and WILL be used against you !
So keep your mouth shut and say nothing!
ALSO NEVER SIGN ANYTHING !!!
Never sign anything a police officer or a federal agent might give you, other than a traffic warning or traffic citation.
There is no legal requirement that citizens provide information about their comings and goings to police officers! Another words it's none of the police officers damn business! There is no law that says you must tell a police officer where you are going or where you have been.
Keep your mouth shut and say nothing!
Remember there is no legal requirement that citizens provide information about their comings and goings to police officers!
There's only three things you need to tell a cop:
1. Your name
2. Your date of Birth
3. Your address
After that keep your mouth shut!
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