What should I do if I am stopped, questioned or arrested by the police?

Be respectful. Stay calm. Avoid confrontation even if you feel threatened, and do not fight back. Do not run! At all times during the stop, KEEP YOUR HANDS WHERE THEY CAN BE SEEN BY THE POLICE OFFICERS! Try to memorize the police officers' names and badge numbers. Write down this information as soon as possible, including when and where it happened. If the police ask you questions, give only your name and general identification information. Do not make any statements without talking to a lawyer first. Remember the names of any witnesses who saw what happened. It's a good idea to carry ID with you all the time and make sure you know the phone numbers where your parent, guardian or other relatives can be reached.