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If You Are Stopped While Driving

  • Stop the car in a safe place as quickly as possible.
  • When asked, show the police your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
  • If an officer or immigration agent asks to look inside your car, you can refuse to consent to the search. If police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent.
  • Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent. If you are a passenger, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, sit silently or calmly leave. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.
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