How to Speak to Law Enforcement

Officer, my name is [give your real name].


Please explain to me your probable cause for stopping me, and if it seems reasonable to me, I will give you my personal identification information.


I politely refuse to give you any further information.


I do not consent to any search of me or my belongings, tent, vehicle or camp.


Am I free to go?


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