Questions About Your Rights?

Troy from BUSTED


What are the rights of passengers during a traffic stop?

Traffic stops typically occur as a result of suspected moving violations committed by the driver of the vehicle. Passengers cannot be held responsible for the driver’s conduct and are generally free to leave, unless police become suspicious of them during the course of the stop. … Continued


When can police ask for ID?

There’s lots of confusion about when police can ask you to identify yourself and how much information you need to give them. Here’s what you need to know to protect your constitutional rights. … Continued


A Big Day in Flex Your Rights History

It was 10 years ago today that Flex Your Rights was born. On July 12, 2002, Steve Silverman filed articles of incorporation in Washington, DC, making the organization official. I’m not sure what I expected when I showed up to volunteer a year later, but what I found was just Steve. He was broke and […]


What is probable cause?

Consenting to a search request automatically makes the search legal in the eyes of the law. And the 4th Amendment doesn’t require officers to tell you about your right to refuse. … Continued

Success Stories

Refusing a Search in Nebraska

Then the officer asked if he had any illegal drugs or weapons in the car, and my friend told him that he did not. The officer asked to search the vehicle and my friend told him, no, because it had already been 45 minutes since he first stopped him. … Continued

Success Stories

Trying to Return Stolen Property

I appreciate that police procedure requires you to find out more information, but I do not want to answer any questions or fill out any forms. Is there anything else, or am I free to go now?” The surprised officer backed off, and responded, “Yes, of course! That’s totally fine. Thanks for turning this stuff in.” … Continued