Whether you are arrested or detained, you do not have to answer any questions except to give your name and address and show some identification if requested.
These are your rights, guaranteed by the Constitution. If you are not given these warnings, your lawyer can ask that any statements you made to the police not be used against you in court. But this does not necessarily mean that your case will be dismissed. This does not apply if you volunteer information without being questioned by the police.
Once I Am Told My Rights, Can I Be Questioned?
When Should I See A Lawyer?
Who Can Arrest Me?
Can Someone Other than A Police Officer Arrest Me?
The police may search the area within your reach. If you are arrested outdoors, they may not search your home or car.
What Is Bail And How Is It Set?
When Can An Officer Search You, Your Home Or Your Car Without A Warrant?