A lot of us targets have had run-ins with police. We haven’t done anything, but police like to harass us. So if this happens, below is the Miranda Warning.
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you want to speak with me?” You have to respond “yes” or “no”. You cannot just shake your head “Yes” or “No”. It will not count. So if you want to speak, which I suggest you don’t without a lawyer, say “yes”. If you don’t want to speak, say “no”. And police cannot question you without a lawyer if you say “no”.
A police officer has to recite this warning anytime he’s going to question you. All states have Miranda Warnings, but differ in exactly what they say.
To protect yourself , you have to answer questions about your name, age, address, etc., but don’t volunteer any information that might incriminate you. Just keep quiet and do what the police officer asks you to do. Don’ t quarrel with the officer and always stay very, very calm. And don’t start saying anything with he/she said, etc. Just keep you mouth shut.
I recommend you carry a copy of the Miranda Warning and keep it with you. This way you’ll always know what your rights are if a police officer ever arrests you.
I speak from personal experience. I’ve had a few run-ins with police who were up to no good. And the way I described above is the way I handled the situation. I had no problem walking away. And you’ll always walk away if you stay very, very calm. And if you don’t walk away, remember your Miranda Warning.