If you are stopped or detained by the police while on the street, it is important to behave yourself in a calm and controlled manner. Your attitude can have a lot to do with what happens during your stop, so be respectful and say as little as possible.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember if you are stopped by police is to never talk back or raise your voice to an officer. Any escalation of the event can worsen the final outcome, and it’s best to not give the officers any reason to question your motives. You may verbally state your refusal to be searched, but never touch a police officer.
At the Law Offices of Patrick Geckle, we know that no one is above the law. If you think you may have been the victim of police misconduct, call us at (215)-735-3326 or contact us online for a free consultation.