Question: Do I Have To Tell A Cop Where I’M Going?

What questions can police ask you?

They can ask about your name, address and age, or request your I.D.

The police must have a reasonable suspicion – meaning a clear, specific and unbiased reason for suspecting that you committed, are committing, or are about to commit a crime.

They cannot stop you simply because you “look suspicious.”.

What are your rights when stopped by a police officer?

Your Rights 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.

Any citizen in California can make an arrest, said Harry Barbier, a retired San Rafael police officer who now works in private security. … “You can handcuff them, if you place them under citizen’s arrest and you feel you have to arrest them right then and there before the police get there,” Barbier said.

Can you tell a cop you don’t answer questions?

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.

Does a cop have to identify himself when asked?

Broadly speaking, law enforcement officers do not have a legal duty to disclose either their identities or their agencies of affiliation, even if asked directly.

Can you refuse to give police your name?

(A) No person who is in a public place shall refuse to disclose the person’s name, address, or date of birth, when requested by a law enforcement officer who reasonably suspects either of the following: (1) The person is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a criminal offense.

Can you swear at police UK?

There is also an offence of using obscene and profane language in the street to the annoyance of residents. However, a person is only likely to be arrested for this offence if the behaviour occurs in the presence of a police officer.

What are my rights when police stop me?

If an officer stops you while you are operating a vehicle, including a bicycle, they have the right to detain you and to ask for your identification. If you’re on foot, officers only have the right to detain you if they witness you committing a crime or reasonably suspect that you were involved in a crime.

Can police stop you and ask where you are going?

A police officer or police community support officer (PCSO) can stop you and ask you to account for yourself. They may ask what you are doing, why you are in an area, where you are going, or what you are carrying. … If the officer suspects a separate criminal offence, they may conduct a stop and search.

How far is a cop allowed to follow you?

They can follow you for as long as it takes them to reasonably determine that you might pose a danger to public safety. So, for example, they might follow someone who was driving recklessly or carelessly for a period of time in order to see the driver commits any other traffic violations.

How do I refuse to answer a police question?

DO exercise your right to remain silent. Say “I want to remain silent.” You cannot be arrested or detained for refusing to answer questions. But it can look suspicious to the police if you answer questions and then suddenly stop. Make it your practice to always remain silent.

Can a police officer yell at you?

Legality. Freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, so non-threatening verbal “abuse” of a police officer is not in itself criminal behavior, though some courts have disagreed on what constitutes protected speech in this regard.

How do police contact you?

Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.

What do cops look for when pulling you over?

An officer enforcing a traffic stop isn’t looking just for furtive movements. Officers will look for anything incriminating that’s in “plain view” (like open beer or wine bottles, joints, or roach clips).

Can a police officer follow you home?

A: Law enforcement officers can search your home only if they have a warrant or your consent. In your absence, the police can search your home based on the consent of your roommate or a guest if the police reasonably believe that person has the authority to consent.

What to say when a cop asks you where you are going?

Keep it Simple The officer might ask, “Do you know why I stopped you?” If you answer at all, your answer should always be “No.” Similarly, if the officer asks, “Do you know how fast you were going?” the best answer is, “Yes.” The officer may then tell you how fast you were going, but do not argue.

Why do officers ask where you are going?

A police person pulling you over for an alleged traffic violation might ask where you are going for a number of reasons, as with any contact with a police person you want to answer in a friendly manner but also so as to minimize the opportunity for any follow up questions.

Can police track your phone?

So how exactly would someone other than you — police, for instance — get access to that data? If your phone doesn’t have a password or law enforcement is able to access it using specialized passcode cracking tools like Cellebrite or GrayKey — and they have the necessary search warrant to do so — then it’s all theirs.

Can a cop pull you over if you are behind them?

The cops can’t pull you over if they have no reason to believe you’ve done something wrong. So you have to actually be speeding, your taillight actually has to be out or you have to actually run a red light for police to have the right to stop you.

Where do I pull over by police?

Safely and carefully, pull over to the right side of the road. Try to find a place that is safe for both you and the officer. If no place is immediately available, turn on your hazard lights so the officer knows that you are trying to find a safe place to stop. Use your blinker to indicate that you are pulling over.

Does a cop have to tell you why you’re being pulled over?

It’s important to note that the officer has no obligation to tell you why you’re being stopped. So long as the reason is there, the court will find the officer justified in making the stop.