In order to protect your rights, do not consent to searches or give statements to the police. If you are stopped or the police knock on your door; remain calm, don't offer resistance, be polite, and let the officers know that you do not consent to any form of search and you will not make any statements without your attorney present.
Be careful of police tactics that attempt to trick, bully, or coerce you into talking or consenting to a search. They are not going to go easier on you if you give up your rights. They are not going to let you go if you cooperate. The charges and the penalties will not be less if you admit to something. Ask for an attorney and shut up! That is your best course of action.