I Just Got Arrested, Now What?

After you are arrested, continue to assert your 4th Amendment right to refuse search (except when arrested for DUI) and 5th Amendment right to remain silent. right to remain silent It is very important to remain silent because your own statements can be used to convict you. Wait until your …

Police Stops and Your Rights

tips on safely interacting with police during stops Knowing your duties, rights, and law enforcement objectives can help you safely navigate an encounter with law enforcement. Below is a brief discussion of things to consider if you are stopped by the police. step 1: know your duties Identify Yourself You …

Can Police Search if They Smell Marijuana?

Can Police Search Me if They Smell Marijuana? With some exceptions, police may not search a suspect or his/her property solely because they smell marijuana. Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, was enacted November 9, 2016. It prohibits a search based on legal possession or use …