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YOUR RIGHTS
If you are approached by the police (in a non-driving situation)

YOU SHOULD:

    Be polite to the officer at all times.
    DO NOT physically resist the officer, under ANY circumstances.
    Tell the officer your name (it's a crime to give a false name).
    NEVER offer money to a police officer.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO:
    Stop or talk to an officer unless you are ordered to stop.
    Show any ID (like a driver's license) unless you are being arrested or given a ticket.
    Consent to any search or seizure. If the officer threatens to get a warrant, let the officer get one.
    If the officer searches you without a warrant, do not resist, but say that you do not consent to the search.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO:
    Talk to the police without a lawyer present, even if you have been arrested or ticketed.
    Stay unless you are being arrested or ticketed. If you are not sure whether you are being ticketed or arrested, ask the officer if you are free to leave.
    Go anywhere with the officer unless you have been arrested.
BE PEACEFUL AT ALL TIMES!

REMEMBER:

    Everything you say could be used against you.
    If you want the officer to stop questioning you, ask for a lawyer. The officer must stop questioning you at that point. Don't keep talking and don't let the officer talk you out of wanting a lawyer.

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