Criminal attorney, Joey Mongaras, provided information concerning what to expect when stopped by the police. It depends! Why were you stopped? An encounter with an officer is just that – it doesn’t require any response or action. However, a detention (which is based on the officer’s reasonable suspension of criminal activity) may result in an arrest or citation. The best response is polite cooperation without volunteering anything that may be incriminating. Texas has only 2 criminal offenses that do not permit an arrest: speeding and open container. Best policy: Don’t do anything that provides a basis for reasonable suspicion.