Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This Infographic Shows You How to Answer Police and Avoid Arrest

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 Couple this with the advice we heard previously from an ex-cop, and hopefully you can maintain your rights during a police encounter (assuming the officer isn't a racist jerk). Here's the full graphic

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