so i've been reading all these stories about getting pulled over and people telling the cop that they know their rights and that they can't illegally search them and stuff. While I think it's great to know your rights, and everyone should, especially everyone who blazes, I almost think that when a cop pulls you over and you immediately (or shortly after questioning) shout or say that "I know my rights" or something like "no you can't search my car without my consent/warrant" that this is exactly what the cop wants Think how many people get pulled over and say things like that. Every cop figures that if someone immediately shouts that they know their rights or that they can't search their car that something MUST be up, whether it be having drugs in the car etc etc It's almost like an admittance of guilt saying you know your rights. Instead I think most people should know their rights but not say anything about them unless a cop tries something funny (i.e. illegally searching your car, or trying to ) This way you act unsuspicious. Think about it. Someone who answers a cops questions and doesn't act weird isn't going to get searched as often as someone who hollers there rights and how they can't be violated.. I unno, it just seems like cops are so used to this that if you don't assert yourself in the beginning (waiting until you absolutely HAVE to) than you'll get off clean .. Than again if ur car reeks of bud or you just get a dick cop you might be out of options. But still, next time you get pulled over just think before you absolutely have to speak.