Question: Can a cop ask where you are going?

Do police have the right to ask you where you are going?

If a police officer stops you, you can ask them if you are free to go. If they say “yes” then you can go. If they say “no” then you are being detained.

Why do police ask where youre going?

Officers want to know where people are coming from so they can draw conclusions about their whereabouts. Suppose an officer has a hunch that someone is intoxicated, if the person says they are coming from brunch, a bar, or a club, you can now expect the cop to be on high alert.

What are you not allowed to say to a cop?

Whatever you do, do not threaten the officer in any way, either verbally or non-verbally. Do not touch the officer, do not throw anything, do not stomp around and act like a fool.

Can you refuse to talk to police?

You have the constitutional right to remain silent. In general, you do not have to talk to law enforcement officers (or anyone else), even if you do not feel free to walk away from the officer, you are arrested, or you are in jail. You cannot be punished for refusing to answer a question.

What to say if a cop asks how fast you were going?

This means when an officer asks you questions such as do you know why I stopped you, you should respond no. If the officer asks you do you know how fast you were going, you should simply answer yes. Officers are trained to let you incriminate yourself by letting you admit to violations or admit that you were

Can police refuse interview?

You are free to leave at any time unless arrested and are entitled to legal representation throughout. Refusing to attend a voluntary interview may result in being arrested, and a voluntary interview should not be considered less serious than any other type of interview as it still means you are suspected of a crime.

Can a cop open your car door without permission?

If your taillight is out, you were speeding, or you made an illegal turn, the officer does have the right to pull you over. But even in these scenarios, the officer cannot simply open your car door and start searching for evidence without your permission. If he did, he would be violating your Fourth Amendment rights.

Can a cop pull you over just to check your license?

The cop cant simply pull you over to check your license. That doesnt mean they have to be able to prove you committed an offense, that just means they have to have reasonable suspicion. Sometimes officers randomly run a license plate to see if its all valid, and the registered owner comes back suspended.

How do you tell a cop car at night?


Can a cop open your car door?

A police officer cannot open your door without probable cause that criminal activity is occurring, your consent, or a warrant. If he does, it is a violation of your 4th amendment rights and may be suppressed pursuant to the fruits of the

Can cops follow you home?

Having a cop follow you home is perfectly legal. Its important to remain calm if this happens to you. Most of the time, you may have done some traffic infraction that you are unaware of, which is why the officer followed you home.

What should you not say in a police interview?

Do not tell the police anything except your name. Anything else you say can and will be used against you. Ask to see a lawyer immediately.

What happens if you say no comment in a police interview?

Your police station representative will always make a note of the instructions that you give, so even if you make no comment replies they can give evidence to the court if necessary to show that you havent made up a defence once you are charged and papers are served.

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