But what if I don't want to?
February 23, 2011 12:38 PM Subscribe
This video clip
from the TLC leaves me wondering what should be done. I know to never allow the police to search anything and to not answer questions. But what if the request is not a question but a demand rationalized by the officer as a safety issue. Bonus question: does the door being opened count as consent to search? YANML YANAL TINLA apply
posted by Felex to law & government (16 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I know my basic rights, at least I think I do. I have seen the lecture on why you never talk with the police and the Busted videos. But none of them seem to answer the question above.
I have seen parties broken up, but my friends always stand outside and tell the officer that they are not allowed inside and they have never had an officer ask to come in or demand the door is opened.
Before you ask; I live in California, and I do not want or need a lawyer. I have never had problems with the law and I am not looking for real legal advice. Spending money on a lawyer when I have no real need for the answer seems silly.