Know Your Rights: What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI


” We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. This card provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights.

  Note: Some state laws may vary. Separate rules apply at checkpoints and when entering the U.S. (including at airports).


  You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.-
  You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.-
  If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.-
  You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.-

Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.”