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05/01/2021

Do police always write a report?

Do police always write a report?

Police officers do not always write police reports for car accidents. While it is important that a police officer write a report to gather all of the information and to verify that the accident did occur, you still have a case even if it was not recorded by a police officer.

Why do police ask for name and date of birth?

Police can ask you for your name and address if they have reasonable grounds to believe: you have committed a crime; you may know something about a serious (indictable) crime; or. you are driving and they lawfully pull you over.

Why do cops ask for your name?

They can ask about your name, address and age, or request your I.D. The police must have a reasonable suspicion – meaning a clear, specific and unbiased reason for suspecting that you committed, are committing, or are about to commit a crime. They cannot stop you simply because you “look suspicious.”

Do you have to give police officers your name?

If a police officer is in plain clothes and they want to do something like arrest, search or make you ‘move-on’, the officer must tell you that they are a police officer and state their name, rank and station and show you their ID. If they are in uniform, they just have to tell you their name, rank and station.

Do police have to identify themselves if asked?

Broadly speaking, law enforcement officers do not have a legal duty to disclose either their identities or their agencies of affiliation, even if asked directly.

Can cops force you to unlock your phone?

The police cannot physically force you to unlock your phone, for example, by physically pressing your finger against the fingerprint recognition button. If you refuse to unlock the phone, the police should seize the phone and follow up with the court that issued the warrant.

Can you refuse to talk to police?

Even if the Police ask you a direct question, you have a right to not answer it. You are not obliged to say anything. If you do not want to answer questions, you should tell the Police outright that you do not wish to be interviewed at all. The police cannot say that you are guilty because you will not talk to them.

Can a cop lie to me?

Police can lie to you. When they are taking your statement, they can lie to you. So the bottom line is while you may have the sophistication and education to resist almost any police tactic, others don’t, and anything that you do say, no matter what law enforcement does, is likely admissible against you.

What happens if you tell a police officer I don’t answer questions?

In general, you do not have to talk to law enforcement officers (or anyone else), even if you do not feel free to walk away from the officer, you are arrested, or you are in jail. You cannot be punished for refusing to answer a question.

Can you refuse to answer police questions?

DO exercise your right to remain silent. Say “I want to remain silent.” You cannot be arrested or detained for refusing to answer questions. But it can look suspicious to the police if you answer questions and then suddenly stop. If you don’t, you may be arrested.

What to do if police ask you to come in for questioning?

Police can ask you to accompany them to a police station for questioning, but you are not required to go unless you have been arrested for an offence. You should speak to a lawyer before you speak to the police. You may arrange for a lawyer or other person to be present during questioning.

Do you have to roll your window down when you get pulled over?

The first thing an officer is looking out for is his or her safety. A driver should turn off the car, roll down the window, stay inside the car and put their hands on the steering wheel, or at least make it clear that there’s nothing in their hands and they aren’t reaching for anything.

What to say if a cop asks how fast you were going?

This means when an officer asks you questions such as “do you know why I stopped you,” you should respond “no.” If the officer asks you “do you know how fast you were going,” you should simply answer “yes.” Officers are trained to let you incriminate yourself by letting you admit to violations or admit that you were …