Five Dos and Don'ts When Dealing with the Police
- Do be cooperative and helpful.
- Do be truthful. You don’t want to make things worse by adding additional citations. For example, it is a crime to give a police officer a fake name.
- Do seek legal advice ASAP if you are arrested or ticketed. Students at UMass Amherst can contact Student Legal Services for legal services that are free of charge.
- Don’t argue with police.
- Don’t run or resist being arrested or ticketed. It is a crime to flee police on foot.