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Ridings Dozen Do’s If Stopped by Police

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As a former police officer, Attorney David Ridings knows a defense attorney’s dozen do’s!

What you should do if you’re stopped by the police…

Handcuffs, Keys and Drink

1. Be polite and respectful. Do not swear or become belligerent to a police officer.
2. Stay in control of your words, body language and emotions.
3. Do not argue with the police.
4. Remember anything you say or do can be used against you in a court of law.
5. Keep your hands where the police can see them. If you have a weapon tell the officer immediately
6. Never try to run. Do not touch a police officer- you could be charged with assault or resisting arrest- but you give the police a cause for arresting you.
7. Even if you think you are innocent, cooperate with the officer(s).
8. Do not make any statements regarding the incident. Do not answer any leading questions.
9. Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest. Be sure to call an attorney that can be reached anytime of the day or night like Attorney David Ridings.
10. Remember officers’ badge and patrol car numbers- write down any information you can.
11. Write down everything that you remember about the arrest or stop.
12. If you are injured, take photographs of the injuries soon after the stop, and always make sure you seek medical attention first

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