Short Course on Laws – What You Should Know

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Things US Citizens Should Know About Their Legal Rights

Some people commit crimes without even knowing it but this is a situation that one can avoid when they know the law. One of the ways to stay out of jail is by being knowledgeable about the law. Some of the places that one can take photos is in the public but one should avoid private places because this can lead to an arrest. Officers have the right to ask people for their licences as well as the registration, but not make other kinds of requests. Citizens have the right to say no to any other kind of requests that officers may make if they do not include asking for a licence and registration.

One can refuse an officer to search their car because they don’t have a right to search it when one refuses. The only time an officer can search one’s car without permission is if there is probable cause and in such a case they will not ask one’s permission to search the car. If one is believed to be committing a crime, an officer can search their car. One should read more about their rights so that they can be knowledgeable about this if they drive a car. If a homeowner gives an officer permission to search their house, they can go ahead and search it. When one is arrested from their home police officers can search a house to get additional evidence. One can have accomplices and this is why officers may search a property to find these people after they have made an arrest on an individual.

Illegal items that are in plain view give a police officer reason to search a house. Police officers can search a house if a person they’re trying to arrest runs and hides inside their house. One can get fined for using their phone when driving and this is something that citizens should be knowledgeable about. The fines differ from state to state and one can learn more when they check for this information on their state. US citizens have the right to remain silent when a police officer is speaking to them if they do not want to answer them. The reason that some people choose to remain silent is so that one will not give incriminating information against themselves.

Police officers should tell a person that they have the right to remain silent during an arrest. People who are in jail can get a free lawyer if they cannot be able to pay for one. One of the ways to avoid getting caught in a bad situation is to read more about the law. The more one knows about their legal rights, the better they will be.

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