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All Questioning Must Cease Once an Attorney is Requested
If you are in police custody and you are being questioned, you can at any time prior or during the interrogation ask for counsel. Once you ask, the questioning must cease until you are able to speak with an attorney. Remember, do not be ambiguous about your request for counsel, stating merely that you think you should have counsel may not be enough to prompt the officers to stop the interrogation.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: notsure1
We are all at the mercy of the system.
They ask to search. You say no.
Its not like they so ok and to on their merry way.
You would be stuck on the side of the road for 10 #in hours while they get their play together and in the end they're tossing your car anyway.
Just like if they ask you to blow on the side of the road. You can say no. Refuse. Doing that just gets them to take you to the station and test you there.
We are all playing a game that is rigged against us.
originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: 727Sky
I use to be fully supportive of the cops but I see the day coming when law abiding folks like myself are going to have to take the step of telling the cops to either bugger off or call for backup while us citizens call for our own backup. Maybe then the cops will think twice about messing with people for no reason.
I keep telling people this. It’s a matter of time before some power tripping cops go hard on the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time and they will be swarmed by an angry mob.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
A forcible search is what i imagine would have come next should she have refused the search through, don't you?
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
First, the "war on drugs" is a farce! Especially when the US Government is participating in supporting the hardcore cultivation and distribution of narcotics via the black agencies!
Second, look at places like SF, Chicago, Detroit and NYC; they are replete with dangerous needles, toxic waste and disease.
Drug abuse is a social problem, not a legal one.
Tolerance is even worse.
I'm all for giving them a burned out building, letting them shoot up, zone out and do whatever they do. They just aren't allowed to leave until they're straight. Call it a "Dead Zone", cordon it off and let people in, but not out, until they're clean. Violence equals immediate JAIL and sentencing.
You use, you go here. You use elsewhere, and you go to jail. Here's a job for you; it's hard, and we expect you to show up. No show...right back to Dead Zone. Not allowed to leave, no going out and getting a "fix" and coming back. You stay...or you fail. You fail and you're on the street and subject to arrest. Simple rules.