What should I do if the Police are knocking on my door?
First, if they come knocking and ask if they can come in, you have the right to say no. While you may think you have nothing to hide, you never know what others in your household are up to. Only allow the police in if they have a warrant or if they tell you they are coming in regardless. Bottom line, if they ask, you can say no. The same thing goes if they ask to search your vehicle, or your person. If they believe they have the right to do it, they will go ahead with or without your permission.
What should I do if the Police ask me to come down to the station?
If you are a possible suspect in a crime, the police will usually ask you to come down for two reasons. One, to arrest you. Two, if they do not have the probable cause to arrest you, they want you to come down and speak with them. Often, this ends up giving them probable cause to arrest you. If you find yourself in this situation, absolutely have a lawyer contact the officer on your behalf before you speak with the police. This way, you will not make any statements that can be used against you.
What should I do when if I am read my Miranda Rights?
A good rule of thumb is if you hear the words "You have the right to remain silent", you should probably do just that!
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