Can You Tell A Cop You Don’T Answer Questions?

Why do cops walk away when you say I don’t answer questions?

Because if you haven’t been arrested, you don’t even need to tell them that you don’t answer questions.

You don’t have to say a thing.

So if it is your right to remain silent if you have been arrested, it is also your right to remain silent if you have NOT been arrested..

Do you have to tell a police officer you are recording?

There is a law – Section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000 – that says police officers can stop you filming them if they believe that the video will be used for purposes of terrorism. However, police guidelines state that: … This does not apply when you stop to film the police stopping and searching people.

How do you talk to a cop?

Stay calm and in control of your words and actions. Avoid arguing with the police but firmly assert your rights. Never run of physically resist even if you think that the stop is unreasonable or unlawful. Ask if you are free to leave; if they say yes, do so.

In other words, it’s technically legal in those 48 states to openly record on-duty police. In most states it’s almost always illegal to record a conversation in which you’re not a party and don’t have consent to record.

Do I have to roll down my window?

Do not roll your window all the way down. This is very important. A very common way for the police to escalate a traffic stop is to place their head into an open window and claim that they smell marijuana or alcohol or something else illegal even if they didn’t.

What happens if you tell a cop you don’t answer questions?

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.

Do police officers have to answer your questions?

Whether you agree to go with the police or you are under arrest, you do not have to make a statement or answer any questions (in writing, on video or audio). You have the right to say NO to any form of interview BUT you should give your correct name, address and age each time you are asked.

Why do police officers touch your tail light?

Whenever an officer approaches a stopped car, they have to be ready for a potentially dangerous situation. The person they’ve pulled over may have a firearm or dangerous drugs in their car, so a tap on the tail light can distract them while attempting to hide any contraband.

Can police take a picture of you?

Anyone – police or otherwise – can legally take a picture of you if you are in a public place (which I assume you were). … If you are in public and have no reasonable expectation of privacy, then anyone can take a photo of you.

Can a police officer yell at you?

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.

Can you say no comment in a police interview?

Make “NO COMMENT” to all questions. There is no such thing as a friendly chat with a police officer. Everything you say can and will likely be used as evidence. If they interview you, give a “No Comment” interview, unless under explicit advice from a good solicitor to make a written statement.