Know Your Rights!

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What are your rights when the police pulls you over?

  • You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  • You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  • Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.
  • What you should do when the police stops you ?

    1.Do stay calm and be polite.
    2.Do not interfere with or obstruct the police.
    3.Do not lie or give false documents.
    4.Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested.
    5.Do remember the details of the encounter.
    6.Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated.

    If The Police Or Immigration Agents Come To Your Home

    1.If the police or immigration agents come to your home, you do not have to let them in unless they have a warrant.
    2.Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to the window so you can inspect it.
    3. Officers can only search the areas and for the items listed on the warrent.

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