Cops are people. Some of them are okay. Some of them are jerks. Power corrupts, though, so you've got to watch your ass. Know your rights. You don't have to answer their questions. They WILL try to convince you that it's in your best interest to talk. It never is. They'll say things along the lines of "if you tell me what's going on here, we'll let you go", or "...be easier on you", or "...put a good word in for you". Don't believe them. They are just trying to do their job, and their job is to get convictions. They are Black & White thinkers, and you are the Black. They help the White (i'm not talking race here - I'm talking Law Abiding Citizens, even though no one is). Their job is not to help the Black. They've already categorized you, and they want to exert 'justice'. It's all pretty easy to deal with, though. Be polite. Be none-threatening. Follow their instructions, even if they are abusing your rights. Don't get an attitude. Don't try to be cool. Try to act mature. Don't act smart or dumb. Don't act afraid. Don't act fearless. Put on your best behavior. Act like you're at a job interview. Just don't answer questions unless it will lead to more violations. Do you know how fast you were going? I'm not sure about that. Do you know what the speed limit here is? Pretty sure it's 55 (you've got to answer this one, because they could charge you with inattentive driving otherwise). Can I search your car? I prefer you didn't, officer. Where'd you buy this weed from? I want to talk to a lawyer, sir. Can I come in to talk to you. No. I smell weed. Really, I don't. Don't lie. If you are asked a question, and are forced to lie - just don't answer. It's better to just look at them - and don't let a word pass through your lips.