There is no question that interacting with police officers can be stressful. These interactions also have the potential to escalate. The best way you and your loved ones can stay protected is by being aware of your rights and what is and is not legal in these circumstances.
Below, we discuss what to do if you are stopped, arrested, or questioned during an encounter with the police.
In general, staying calm and peaceful in your interactions with police is advisable, as well as being aware of the following:
Note that there are also some exceptions to the general rule that police cannot perform a search and seizure, including the following:
If the police have a warrant, they can enter your home without your permission. Always ask to see the warrant if you are present.
If you or a loved one has questions or concerns about civil rights violations, police brutality, and malicious prosecution, contact our Columbus, Ohio, civil rights attorneys today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.
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