How to Avoid Arrest (and what to say/do when you do deal with the police)

I’ve got something here that you seriously need to see, that will REALLY go a long ways towards helping you avoid trouble and, most importantly, avoiding jailtime.

This isn’t just something for bad guys anymore–as a cop friend of mine told me, and I’ve heard this several times since, “If you’ll let me follow you around for a day I PROMISE you I can find multiple things to arrest you for, and if you’ll let me follow you around a little longer I can probably even come up with a felony or two.” Holy shit, not good! 😯 .

Right? Well, today we’re going to learn how to avoid

getting arrested, why you don’t talk to the police, plus how to deal with them (it’s more along the lines of saying the right things to the police + not saying stupid shit) when you are in a situation (traffic stop, witness/accessory to a crime, etc.) where you have to say SOMETHING. But first,

here’s an exceptionally informative Public Service Announcement Chris Rock has put together for us:

How to actually avoid getting arrested in the first place

The Flex Your Rights association has, in cooperation with the retired director of the ACLU, an outstanding 45 minute presentation on how to avoid getting arrested called “Busted”, have a look:

Now, here’s why you really shouldn’t talk to the police and what to do when you’re confronted by them

Ex-narc shows how not to get busted with pot

A former narcotics officer with over 800 arrests has just recently put out a DVD on how to avoid getting busted when traveling with your stash, you’re not going to believe this, check this out: Never Get Busted Again 1: Traffic Stops, and apparently other cops and the media are throwing a fit over it, lol: Ex-Drug Officer Shows Users How to Avoid Arrest

Additional Resources and Further Reading

Besides that DVD I mentioned above, an excellent book that I highly recommend is Arrest-Proof Yourself: An Ex-Cop Reveals How Easy It Is for Anyone to Get Arrested, How Even a Single Arrest Could Ruin Your Life, and What to Do If the Police Get in Your Face (very succinct title, I know 🙄 )–Dale Carson has been both a cop and a criminal defense attorney. Here, he puts his years of experience into a “how-not-to-fuck-up” type of book. He feels that most people who get arrested aren’t the worst criminals; they are just the most “clueless”—small-time offenders who make bad decisions and end up in what he calls the “electronic plantation.” Now that computers make it ever so easy to track people, getting arrested, even if you’re not ultimately convicted, can and will come back to haunt you. Carson has three golden rules: “If cops can’t see you, they can’t arrest you,” “Keep your dope at home,” and “Give cops your name and basic info, then shut the fuck up!” Sounds like good stuff.

The infamous Erowid Vault has got an excellent article on how to avoid being arrested here.

Here’s an awesome article on how to avoid a drunk driving arrest and conviction I found you might be interested in.