Knowing Your Rights

August 1, 2014 | By

If you are ever stopped by the Houston Police Department, or any other law enforcement agency in Texas, you have a number of rights that you need to be aware of prior to entering into any form of confrontation with police officers or Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies. Knowing your rights is the highest form of patriotism there is, and here at DB Legal we’ll be doing our part to educate the public on just that, their rights.

Things To Know

There are a few things you need to know about being pulled over by law officers and most important is that you remain calm, polite, courteous, and decent in your dealings with law enforcement. Another thing to know is that being nice can help ward off an arrest that wouldn’t otherwise occur unless you were being a flat-out asshole with the cops.Constitution-Law

Don’t be an unruly with the police because the judge will find out about it. Don’t give the cops a hard time.

You should also refrain from answering any of the silly little questions that police are trained to ask you with hopes of “throwing you off”. Only answer questions that you are legally required to answer, and those are very few.

Your Rights

Listed below is all the rights you have if you are ever stopped by law enforcement. Read and adsorb them.

  • You don’t have to answer questions about your destination or origination points.
  • Another of your rights is the one where you don’t have to admit to drinking or doing drugs.
  • Medical records and conditions are still private under the law, and this applies to traffic stops as well.
  • You don’t have to answer questions related to whether or not there is illegal contraband in your vehicle.
  • Refusal of search is another right you have.
  • You may also refuse to open any locked compartments in your vehicle.

Talk with a board certified attorney to learn more about your rights when it comes to dealing with police during traffic stops and other encounters.

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