Right to Remain Silent

The courts have made clear that police do not have to tell you about your right to refuse searches.

Also, despite the myth to the contrary, an officer does not need to get your consent in writing; oral consent is completely valid. Flex Your Rights work to address injustices and disparities in the criminal justice system by educating the public about basic constitutional rights. To accomplish this, we create and distribute the most compelling, trustworthy, and practical know-your-rights media content in the United States.

1It’s your constitutional right.

2Refusing a search protects you if you end up in court.

3Saying “no” can prevent a search altogether.

4Searches can waste your time and damage your property.

5You never know what they’ll find.