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Old 12-31-2011, 08:36 PM
LinusK LinusK is offline
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I'm a criminal defense attorney in Texas. There's no requirement here that the police show somebody a warrant. Of course, laws and policies vary from place to place, but it's not a constitutional requirement, and it's not a requirement of state law, at least not in this state.

In general it's a bad policy to argue with the police about what they can and can't do. Of course, if they ask permission, you're free to say no. And if you're not sure about something, ask. ("Am I free to leave," is always a good question to ask.) But in general it's best to be quiet, polite, and unhelpful.