You have the following RIGHTS

  • Right to remain silent
  • Right to calmly and safely leave if you are not under arrest
  • Right to know why if you are arrested
  • Right to a lawyer if arrested
  • Right to refuse a search of your home without a search warrant
  • Right to refuse a search of your car unless the officer believes it contains evidence of a crime committed
  • Right to make a local phone call if arrested
  • Right to consult with your attorney without the officer listening

You should

  • Remain calm and courteous with the officer at all times
  • NOT talk too much or admit guilt without first talking to your attorney
  • NOT lie or provide false information to the officer
  • Try to notify a friend or loved one if you are arrested
  • NOT fight with the police or interfere with police procedures
  • Keep your hands where the police can see them at all times
  • NOT run away or flee from the police
  • stop the car in a safe place as soon as reasonably possible
  • turn off the vehicle ignition
  • if asked, show your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance
  • NOT lie about your immigration status or produce false documents
  • NOT discuss your immigration status with anyone except your lawyer
  • NOT say anything or sign anything upon being arrested without consulting a lawyer