Tip’s From Judge Ryan Part 4

YOUR RIGHTS WHEN BEING ARRESTED

  • You have the right to remain silent and the right to talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police. Don’t tell the police anything except your name and
    address. Don’t give any explanations, excuses, or stories. You can make your defense later, in court, based on what you and your lawyer decide is
    best. Ohio Revised Code 2921.29 Failure to disclose personal information requires that name, address and date of birth be given.If you have a lawyer, ask to see your lawyer immediately. If you can’t afford a lawyer, you have the right to a free one once your case goes to
    court. You can ask the police how to contact a lawyer. Don’t say anything to the police without speaking to a lawyer first.
  • Within a reasonable time after your arrest or booking, you should ask the police to contact a family member or friend. If you are permitted to make a
    phone call, anything you say at the precinct may be recorded or listened to. Never talk about the facts of your case over the telephone.
  • Do not make any decisions in your case or sign any statements until you have talked with a lawyer.


If YOUR STOPPED IN YOUR CAR

  • Upon request, show the police your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. In certain cases, your car can be searched without a warrant. To protect yourself later, you should state that you do not consent to a search.
  • If you’re suspected of drunk driving, you will be asked to take a breath-alcohol and coordination test. If you fail the tests, or if you refuse to take them, you will be arrested, your driver’s license may be suspended, and your car may be taken away.
  • If you are arrested, your car will be subject to a search.

When Can A Officer Use Deadly Force
In the United States, the use of deadly force by sworn law enforcement officers is lawful when the officer reasonably believes the subject poses a significant threat of serious bodily injury or death to themselves or others.