The U.S. Constitution contains numerous amendments that protect your rights, liberties and freedom. No situation warrants stripping you of such rights, although certain incidents may cause you to lose privileges, such as incurring a driver's license suspension for conviction of drunk driving. Privileges and rights are two separate issues. It is critical, not only to know what your rights are but how to exercise and protect them, especially if a legal problem arises.
If you're driving along a Wisconsin road and a police officer pulls you over, you have no way of knowing how events will unfold. He or she may simply inform you that you have a brake light out and issue a warning to have it repaired before driving again. On the other hand, if the officer asks you to step out of the car, it's likely that he or she suspects you of a crime. This is when it's most important to be aware of your rights.