Thursday, February 05, 2009

Good Advice

Lawyer gives WSA tips for dealing with the police

When the officer asks what you did wrong, don’t offer a guilty confession right away. Ask the officer why they chose to pull you over.

“Cooperate with the officer and be polite, just don’t give them any reason to want to search your vehicle or suspect anything,” he said.

If a police officer asks to search your vehicle, Dufon said to never give consent. It can open up the floodgates.

“You don’t know what’s in your car. You have other people in your car and stuff gets dropped all the time. You do not want to be responsible,” Dufon said.

If an officer does find something illegal after a search, don’t answer any questions. Dufon explained that the information can and most likely will be used against you.

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