Suspicion that the police may be investigating you for drug-related offenses can be a harrowing experience. If you believe the police are watching your every move, you can use a few strategies to determine if you’re under surveillance.
Signs You May Be Under Surveillance
- You see the same car parked in your neighborhood often.
- Police officers seem to be always in the vicinity.
- You receive unwelcome visits from undercover officers.
- Strangers ask you questions about your activities.
- You feel like you’re being watched.
- You hear conversations that sound like people are discussing you.
If you experience any of these signs, it’s likely that the police are investigating you.
Steps to Take If You Are Under Surveillance
- Stay calm. You may feel the urge to make rushed decisions or act impulsively, but it’s important to remain level-headed.
- Exercise your right to remain silent. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you in court.
- Do not agree to be interrogated. Contact a lawyer immediately and have them present during any questioning.
- Do not talk to anyone about the investigation, as it can be used against you as evidence.
- Understand your rights. Know what you can and cannot refuse when interacting with police.
- Avoid talking to people who you believe are working with the police to investigate you.
Though it may feel overwhelming, understanding these tips can help you determine if you are under police surveillance and help you protect your rights throughout the process. A lawyer can help advise you on the best course of action should the police investigate you.