Know Your Rights
Being stopped by police is absolutely a stressful experience for anyone that can go bad quickly. While we spend millions of dollars training and retraining officers, you cannot assume officers will behave in a way that protects your safety or that they will respect your rights even after you assert them. You may be able to reduce risk to yourself by staying calm and not exhibiting hostility toward the officers but that is no guarantee, even in Evanston Illinois.
Here are three recommended resources to learn more about your rights when being stopped by the police.