What if you are stopped by police on the street?
Some often think the police are stopping them for no reason at all. Police must consider many things when stopping and questioning someone. Each situation is different, but some factors they consider are:
- Officers may have only a brief description of a suspect, which you might resemble.
- You might be in an area where a crime has just occurred. Your actions appear to be suspicious (i.e. running from an area where a crime has just been committed) and you act even more strange when you see the police.
- Someone may have pointed you out as a suspect.
- Your truthful responses will quickly resolve the situation and the officer can move on

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1. I was only stopped for a minor offense, why did two or three other police officers show up?
2. Why did the officer “sneak up” on the side of my car?
3. Why do officers stay in their car so long? What are they doing?
4. The Police Officer wrote me a ticket and I feel that I didn’t deserve it. What should I do?
5. What if a police officer stops you in your vehicle?
6. What to do if a police officer comes to your house?
7. Why do police stop people?
8. Why would a police officer want to question you?
9. What if you are stopped by police on the street?