* If you do not know that they are a law officer and you think that you are being kidnapped
* If you think that you will be a victim of police brutality if you are arrested
* If you think that the officer that is arresting you is an impersonator
Even though the law says that you can resist in these situations, the reality is, if it turns out that they really are police officers of the law then you will most likely be in a lot of trouble. If you are arrested falsely you should show the officer respect and simply follow their orders. Once you are at the police station, ask for a lawyer and do not say a word until they arrive. Remember, there are no "off the record" conversations with the police. Even | |
if they say that they just want to have a friendly conversation to clear a few things up, do not speak to anyone about a single thing until your attorney arrives.
When we think about false arrest, we generally think about State patrol, county police, or city police. However, there is another type of police that can still arrest you, and they have a different way of going about things, and handle these types of situations a little different. This person is the retail security officer. The last thing that a store wants to happen, is that they are known for falsely arresting one of their customers. As a result, stores typically go by...