I’VE BEEN STOPPED IN MY CAR. WHAT DO I SAY?
You are being stopped by the police in your car, or someone else’s car. Whether you have been pulled over, or were sitting minding your business on your lunch break, this is for you.
Stay in control.
Don’t resist. Don’t obstruct. DON’T RUN.
Keep your hands visible.
Ask before making any movements.
Upon request, show police your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent.
You do not have to answer any questions about where you are going, where you are traveling from, what you are doing, or where you live.
Exercise your right to remain silent. You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your vehicle.
1. I have my license, registration, and insurance. May I reach for it to show you?
2. I want to remain silent.
3. I do not agree to a search of my person or my car.
4. Am I going to be arrested?
5. Am I free to leave?
If so, calmly leave.
6. If I am being arrested, I would like to
have a lawyer present before you ask me any questions