I was a passenger in a friend's car that was pulled over and the officer claims he has the right to question me under probable cause because of the anti-terrorist act
The officer can ask questions. The anti-terrorist act has nothing to do with it unless they have probable cause that the person is committing a crime under that act. The passenger has the right to "remain silent" no matter why the officer is asking questions.
Yes the cop can talk to the passenger. Beverly’s answer is correct.
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