Ask To Leave

by Richard Jones  - May 23, 2023

Ask To Leave

– BH, Texas


The cops have the right to stop and question anyone. If you get stopped (while not in a vehicle), ask to leave.

Once you ask to leave, the cop has to let you go unless he or she is arresting you. There are some exceptions to this rule involving officer safety, but if you ask to leave and they want to keep you, they have to arrest you.

If they arrest you, then the cops have to read your rights to you. If they question you after that, there may be grounds to exclude any statements or evidence they subsequently find.

They also make lack good grounds to detain you any longer. Always ask to leave. Force their hand. At least act like you’ve done nothing wrong.

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