Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How to deal with Police here and abroad

I came across an article by Andy Eat in Austin Man Magazine regarding what to do if you get in jam with the police.

The article discusses fines and penalties for DWI/DUI, public intoxication, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

Tips on how to deal with police here and abroad are provided by Austin attorney, Harold Hardy of the Hardy Law Firm, which I've listed some below.
Arrests in Food Price Riots, St. Quentin  (LOC)
Arrests in Food Price Riots, St. Quentin (1911) via loc

"How to Deal with Police"
  • Stay calm (the article cites Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's arrest)
  • The Police don't need to read you your Miranda rights to ask you a question
  • Remain silent
  • You do not need to consent to a search without a warrant
  • Have a point of contact
  • Hire an attorney
"Troubles overseas"
  • Don't say anything
  • Identify yourself as a U.S. Citizen
  • Ask to speak with someone at the U.S. Embassy
  • Get an attorney
You can read the full article on PAGE 72.



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