Re: What To Do if The Police Stop You...
What came out in the comments is important as well. IF they say you are free to go, DO IT! Leave right that second. Do not hang around and open your mouth. Leave.
When talking to my soccer referees, I gave them an action plan that I realize applies to everything. Here it is:
When you have a decision to make about whether to do something, make to lists:
POSITIVE OUTCOMES NEGATIVE OUTCOMES
this list is often empty. This list is often chock full of badness.
If that's the case, don't DO it. Like mccjeff said, WALK AWAY.
NOTHING good will come of staying one second longer or saying even one more word, other than, "THANK YOU, SIR (OR MA'AM)."