What College Students Should Know About Their Rights
Your Right to an Attorney
Young people are often scared when being interrogated by the police, which makes them especially vulnerable to coercion and manipulation. Law enforcement officers may get young people to confess to crimes they didn’t commit out of fear. Any time the police stop you, ask if you’re free to go. If they say no, invoke your right to an attorney and refuse to answer more questions until they arrive.
Your Right to Consent to a Search
Dorm rooms may not seem very private, but you have the same Constitutional rights as anyone living in their own apartment. Unless they have a warrant or are actively pursuing a suspect, police don’t have the right to enter or search your dorm without your consent. There’s usually no upside to allowing a search, so feel free to refuse if the police ask. However, your school may have their own penalties for refusing to cooperate with a search, so read up on their policies to avoid unintended consequences.
Your Right to Bail
Being arrested is usually terrifying, especially if you’ve never dealt with the justice system before. You may not know what to do, or how long you’ll have to be in jail. Fortunately, a bail bondsman can usually secure your release as soon as an amount is set, allowing you to wait for the resolution of your case at home.
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