Can Police Arrest You Just for Being Rude to Them?
It is generally not a good idea to be rude or shout profanities at police officers. It is also generally not a crime and should not result in your arrest. Unless you are threatening the police officer or are using “fighting words” to incite a violent response from the officer, police should not arrest you simply for being rude to them. You Have a First Amendment Right to Be Rude The Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the rights o