What to Say if Stopped or Questioned by Police?

  1. I do not give up my right to remain silent and I wish to remain silent
  2. I do not consent to a search of myself, my car, or my property
  3. If I am not under arrest, please allow me to leave immediately and peacefully.
  4. If I am under arrest, I want a lawyer immediately.
  5. I want a lawyer immediately before you question me.

Wait! What do I wear to court?

Great question! Generally, we tell people to wear their “Sunday best.” Yes, it does matter what you wear to court because the judge, jury and everyone else in the courtroom will notice how you present yourself to the court. When deciding on what to wear to court, you want to keep a few key things in mind. First, you want to show that you respect the court, judge, and jury. Second, you want to show the court that you are taking seriously the matter for which you are before the court.