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Video Series: How To Talk To Cops, Part 1: Be Nice

Speaking with the police can be inevitable at times. While we all have our fifth amendment right to remaining silent - in certain situations this can make issues much worse than they need to be. In this series, Bruce covers what you should and what you should and should not do when you've been pulled over by a police officer.

How To Talk To Cops, Part 1: Be Nice


Alright, we've got four rules for what to do when you're pulled over by a police officer.
Rule number one and perhaps the biggest rule is don't be a jerk. Okay, you're not gonna do yourself any favors by having a smart mouth, saying something stupid, saying something mean - just not behaving yourself.
If you want to be a little more philosophical about it you could say you want to be impeccable in your word and that just means you want to be very careful about what you say
because that may just be the biggest thing that influences what happens as a result of that traffic stop.
You always catch more flies with honey than vinegar so when you get stopped by a police officer, first rule: Be nice.

Further Thoughts

Police officers tend to respond favorably to those who are cooperative and respectful. If you have done nothing wrong, being defensive, rude or otherwise off-putting can lead an officer to become suspicious or simply aggravated. A police officer who is annoyed is far less likely to be understanding and let you off with a warning. Remember this rule of thumb: Police officers are people too, so treat them with the same respect as you would anyone else who is simply trying to do their job.

However, if you have been arrested: Remain silent, do not admit guilt and do not speak with the police until you have consulted a lawyer. If you've been arrested, contact The Denson Firm for a Free Consultation today.

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