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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS



Don't Consent to a Search!

If the cops say:
"Do you mind if I look in your purse, bag, home, or car"?
You say:  "I do not consent to a search"
If the cops say:
"Why not? Are you hiding something?"
You say: "I believe in my Constitutional right to privacy and I do not consent to a search."

Be Smart!

Many arrests for cannabis possessions are due to traffic violations and noise complaints.

Travel Safely
Do not smoke and drive. If you travel with cannabis, make sure your vehicle is up to code and your cannabis is concealed, preferably in your trunk.

Be a Good Neighbor
Loud music and domestic disputes can lead law enforcement to your home.

Be Discreet
Try not to smoke where others can see you and never leave cannabis items in plain view.

Search Warrants:

Do NOT let an office into your home without a search warrant. Check the address, the date (which should be reasonably recent), and the judge's signature. If law enforcement knocks on your door, step outside and close the door behind you while you find out why they are there. Don't leave the door open.

If they do enter your home with or without a search warrant, say, "I do not consent to a search."

Exercise Your Rights!

There are 3 levels of police interactions and safe ways to handle each encounter.

'Casual Conversation'
Ask if you are being detained. If not, walk away.

Detention

If you are being detained, ask why! Make them cite the law and remember what they say!

Arrest

Say "I choose to remain silent and I want to see a lawyer," while remembering to remain silent.