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What do you do if you’re arrested for anything?

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Cry uncontrollably while offering to wash the officer’s patrol car.

Better answer: Be respectful to the arresting officer and yet invoke your Constitutional rights – your “privilege against self incrimination” (5th Amendment), and your “right to counsel” (6th Amendment)…and how do you do that? Simply inform the officer that you would like to speak with your lawyer. If the officer persists in questioning you after you’ve already invoked your right to counsel, simply respond the same way you did initially, repeating ...

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What if the police try to pull me over and I try to get away?”

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Be prepared to get yourself shot, or to die in a violent, horrific crash, even if you do have a fast car.

Better answer: The crime of “Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer” was just upgraded to a felony, punishable by prison!!

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What do you do if the police officer reads you your Miranda rights?

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Tell ’em you don’t know this Miranda dude.

Better answer: Invoke them, as just advised, regardless of guilt or innocence, and simply state that you would like to speak with an attorney; and yet be very respectful of the officers. They are in very stressful and dangerous jobs, and they need no additional aggravation or disrespect, even if making a false or mistaken arrest. If you witnessed someone else commit the crime, then that may be the only exception to this ...

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The police roughed me up pretty badly and arrested me, and I stayed in jail for two weeks, but then the charges were dismissed. What can I do about it?

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Plenty. Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 1983, allows you to file a civil rights suit for redress of your civil rights violations. “Excessive force” is a civil rights violation, just as “false arrest” is another.

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