You always have rights when interacting with the police. The videos and information presented here are intended to educate the community, not provide legal advice.

You Have the Right To Remain Silent

If you are stopped by police, you may be asked to identify yourself. You should give your name, date of birth, and address, but you DO NOT need to answer any additional questions. 

To exercise your right to remain silent at any time, you may say: "I wish to remain silent and not answer further questions."

You Do Not Have To Consent to a Search of Your Car

To search your vehicle without probable cause, a police officer must have your consent. You may say: "I do not consent to this search."

Do not attempt to stop an officer from completing their search.

You Have the Right To Leave if You Are Not Being Arrested or Detained

You may say, "Am I free to go?" If you are not being detained, you are free to leave.

Educational Videos on Interacting With the Police

To view these videos and this page in Spanish, scroll to the top and click Español on the left.


Know Your Rights: The Right to Remain Silent


Know Your Rights: For Immigrants


Conozca Sus Derochos: El Derecho de Guardar Silencio


了解您的权利: 您有权利保持沉默


了解您的权利: 专用于移民


Biết các Quyền của Quý Vị: Quyền Giữ Im Lặng


Biết các Quyền của Quý Vị: Cho Người Nhập Cư


권리장전: 침묵을 지킬 권리 (묵비권을 행사할 권리)


권리장전: 이민자 권리


اپنے حقوق کو جانیں : خاموش رہنے کا آپکا آئینی حق ہے


اپنے حقوق کو جانیں محاجرین کے لیۓ


अपने अधिकारों को जानें चुप रहने के अधिकार


अपने अधिकारों को जानें अप्रवासियों के लिए


اعرف حقوقك الحق في الصمت


اعرف حقوقك للمهاجرين