|KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!
I read a story about a car that was stopped for tinted windows. The officer “determined the operator was not being truthful”, so called in a drug-sniffing dog and found drugs.
LISTEN CAREFULLY: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE POLICE EXCEPT TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF. If this operator had kept his mouth shut, the police would not have been permitted to detain him to bring in the dog.
Have you been arrested?
Have you been served with a restraining order?
Have the police asked you to come down and “Answer a few questions”?
You do not have to answer any questions. Refusing to answer questions is NOT obstruction of justice. Telling the officer that you prefer not to speak with him is not obstruction. You CAN be charged and convicted for providing incorrect answers. If you tell the officer that you do not know, and you actually do know the answer, you may be charged with a crime.
Please note: If you are told by a COURT to answer questions, you must do so. Only a COURT has the authority to make you answer questions. The POLICE do not have that authority.