It is very unlikely that a juvenile would use their Constitutional rights, refuse to
be searched, and ask police officers to produce a search warrant. It is to be
noted that evidence produced without a search warrant is not admissible in a
court of law. However, police agents use different tactics to approach a juvenile
who is a suspect of possessing or carrying a gun. These situations and tactics can
The suspect appears to be running away and a crime has just been reported in the area.
The suspect is hanging around with some people who are under police investigation.
The suspect is near where a crime has just been reported.
The suspect is somewhere where the officer thinks people have no reason to be
at that time of day or night and his presence.
The person acts is suspicious, and acts even more suspiciously when the officer
sees that you have spotted him.
The officer thinks that the suspect may have stolen property in his possession.
The officer legally stops the suspect on the street or while driving in his car and
refuses to answer simple questions, gives false or evasive answers or makes
Someone has reported the suspect as a possible suspect involved in a crime.
The suspect hangs around places and people who are using or selling drugs .
The suspects uses obscene language, acts disorderly, or drunk and or high in a public place.
This may lead to the commission of other misdemeanors that would allow police
officers to claim that they have found a suspect committing a fragrant [sic] crime.
Such a crime does not require a warrant and would produce evidence that would
be admissible in court.