- Ibrahim J. Awad, Esq.
"Step out of the car, please."
Sure sounds nice on a transcript. To ensure you are not being detained, politely ask, "Am I being detained?" You have a right to know. If you are being detained ask why, if not, ask if you are free to leave…if you're not free to leave, then you ARE being detained. If that is the case, exercise your right to be silent until and unless you're attorney is with you!