From the moment you encounter the police, your rights are at risk. This is not because a police officer is behaving unethically. Often the violation of someone's rights occurs when police act hastily or are overwhelmed with circumstances related to a crime. This is why it is important that you know and understand your rights so that you can demand them if police overlook them.
As you drove home after having a couple of drinks with friends, you saw flashing blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. You may have wondered what you did to draw the attention of the police officer as you pulled over.