Under arrest rights and responsibilities
Can I ask cops question if they arrest me and if so what kind of information can I ask them for?
It is never a good idea to be chatty with the police if they stop you. Remember, of you are being stopped by police, they suspected you of doing something illegal. So it does not help you to be chatty with them. Here are some of the questions that you may ask if you are stopped by police:
1. Ask if you are free to leave, as soon as they ask you basic questions and you answer them or chose not to answer them (after you had invoked your right to remain silent). If they say you are free to go, then do it. If they say no you are not free to leave, then,
You can say,
2. “I’m exercising my right to remain silent” and then don’t speak.
If you are detained,
3. Ask for a lawyer.
They may ask to search you, your can or house, calmly say,
4. “I do not consent to a search.”
The law enforcement officer may hear you and go ahead and search you or your car or home anyway, do NOT resist. Stay calm and keep notes of what happens.
You can challenge their actions later in courts, not challenge them on the scene.