Was the Trooper’s question asking me what was on my head an appropriate question? Since Nevada is a “helmet” State, and since my helmet is not a traditional one, then maybe yes. I wasn’t thinking about my
Constitutional rights at the time. It didn't occur to me to exercise my 5th Amendment right to keep quiet. I gave an honest answer to a reasonable question.
The light turned green and we crossed the intersection. The Trooper turned on her siren and lights to detain us.
Question: Did she have the right to detain us?