Out of the blue – someone you love has been arrested and is in jail. What should you do? What do you need to know? Here is a handy guide with tips on how to get your loved one out of jail and other essential information.
Like Paul Simon’s song “50 ways to leave your lover,” there are at least fifty ways to tell a police officer that you do not consent to any searches. Make an excuse if you like: “I’m late, for a very important date.” But no excuse is necessary. You should not offer any justification for refusing a search. Be confident and politely insistent. It’s your legal right to be secure from searches and seizures by police unless they have a search warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement.