When a cop stops you for any reason whether on foot or pulled over in a car, you should never intentionally AND unintentionally do or say something that might get them more on edge; this could lead to you getting arrested when you perhaps could have been free to go on otherwise. Never give an officer more reason to suspect something of you. Some helpful tips:
- Keep your hands in sight.
- Retrieve documents and items only when you are asked to.
- Do not raise your voice and yell.
- Do not run away from the cops.
- Do not lie.
You may be thinking, “well duh!” right now after reading these but you might be surprised at how some people react when they’re in the presence of a cop. They get nervous because they’re intimidated. Just remember to stay calm and collected. And if you’re good for that, the cops will let you go on your way.