"Yeah Dad, but they are also a couple of guys with guns." A statement my son made after he and his friend were pulled over in a quiet neighborhood experiencing a black out at 2 in the morning for a faulty brake light. Long story short is that the car was searched as were they (TSA style with a full groping of his junk). When he got home he told me about the whole ordeal and when I asked him why he didn't just politely object to the search because they know what his rights are this was his response. Essentially he was intimidated by the officers and quiet frankly too scared to say anything when asked. This was his first experience with policemen aside from hearing them speak at his school. He went on to tell me that non compliance could be construed as giving them attitude and he didn't want to escalate an already bad situation. I had to think about it for awhile and I'm not sure I can disagree with him. He's a good kid but the policemen who pulled him over don't know that. So my question is really geared toward any officers, especially those who have kids. How can a 19 y/o exercise his rights in that situation without coming off as uncooperative or giving off the appearance of attitude?