When interacting with an officer, always:
- Be polite and respectful.
- Keep your hands visible, if at night turn on lights.
- Document encounters immediately, you can always record details on paper following an incident if recording equipment is not an option.
- Answer questions if you do not feel comfortable.
- Give false documents.
- Argue, resist, flee, or obstruct.
Know These Common Police Trick Questions:
Trick Question: “Have you had any alcoholic beverages tonight?”
Best Answer: “Respectfully officer, I don’t have to answer that.”
Trick Question: “Refusing to answer my question is considered suspicious. Why are you resisting?”
Best Answer: “I’m not ‘resisting. Respectfully, I do not have to answer anything.”
Trick Question: “If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn’t mind if I look around, will you?”
Best Answer: “I’m sorry officer, however I don’t consent to searches.”
- Refusing a search without a valid warrant or refusing to answer a question which may be incriminating is not labeled as admissions of guilt and is your right.
- Most avoidable arrests occur from an individual consenting to a search or admitting guilt, this may come as a result of police having the ability to legally lie, bluff, and intimidate you to obtain information. Milwaukee SEO Company
Remember if you feel you are under duress during an encounter with law enforcement, always remain respectful, but remain silent and wait until you have legal counsel. At Konstantakis Law Office we are committed to ensure your complete legal protection by providing prompt and personalized representation designed to overcome whatever legal challenges you face.