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Top Ten (10) Things NOT to Do If You Are Arrested | Karemar

Top Ten (10) Things NOT to Do If You Are Arrested

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS ADVICE. A wide variety of people are arrested every day and the majority of the individuals make the same mistakes which make there situation even worse. Many of these reactions are understandable, however some defy logic and reason. Nobody plans on being arrested, but you may be arrested for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Share this with your colleagues, friends and family because it will come in handy for many of you. The basic rule is to simply listen to the officer and do as your told, "Put Your Hands Behind Your Back" and do NOT do any of these Ten Things:

1. Don't Talk.

Do not say a word to the officer. Shut the F. up! I cannot stress to you the importance of this rule. Do not talk! Do not attempt to convince the officer of your innocence. Everyone is innocent, no one should be arrested and no one should be in jail and that is all the officer hears all day every day. He / she does not care generally whether you are innocent or guilty and there is nothing that he / she can do at this point. Most times, when people speak to officers they say something that makes their situation far worse. Keep your mouth shut, there will be plenty of time to talk later.

2. Don't Run.

I said above to listen to the officer and follow his / her instructions. Do not be scared and do not let the liquid courage aka alcohol convince you that you can outrun the twelve officers and helicopter that will track you down. Also, police become highly suspicious that someone running has a weapon and may be quick to draw their weapon. Additionally when they do run you down expect much stronger force used to subdue a fleeing suspect.

3. Never Resist Arrest.

Perhaps the most important thing not to do is touch the police officer at all! Again, sober up quick and follow what the officer says. Many people attempt to bump the officer or swat an officers hands away. This often falls under the assault statutes and now a minor misdemeanor arrest becomes a FELONY. Thus a reckless driving charge leads to a year or more in state prison. Additionally, touching the officer in any way can lead to a batton in the mouth.

4. Don't Believe the Police.

It is perfectly legal for the police to lie to get you to make an admission. The police frequently separate two friends and tell one the other one ratted him / her out. Because of the lie, the other friend now rats the first friend out. Police and detectives also state that "it will be easier" to talk now...LIES!!! DON'T BELIEVE THIS BS! It will only be easier for the police to prove their case!

5. No Searching.

Do not allow the police to search anywhere! If the police officer asks, they do not have the right to search and must have your consent. If you are asked make sure you proclaim to any witnesses that "You (the police) do not have consent to search." If they perform the search anyway, that evidence may be thrown out later. Also, if you consent to a search, the officers may find something that you had no idea you had placed somewhere, ie: marijuana left by a friend.

6. Don't Look At Places Where You Don't Want Police to Search.

Police are trained to watch you and react to you. They know that you are nervous and scared and many people look to the areas that they don't want the police to search. Do not react to the search and do not answer any questions. LOOK DOWN AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!

7. Do Not Talk Shit to the Police.

I don't care if you have been wrongly arrested and the true culprit is standing in front of you. Don't talk shit! Police hear all day that my dad is the the Governor's Assistant's Intern and I will have your badge for this! Police have a lot of discretion in the upcoming charges brought. Police can add charges, change a misdemeanor to a felony, or even talk to the prosecutor that is ultimately prosecuting you.

8. If Police Come to Your Home, Do not Let Them In and Do Not Step Outside Your Home

If the police are confident you have committed a felony, they are coming in anyway, because they generally don't need an arrest warrant. Make it clear to the police by stating: "No you may not come in", or "I am comfortable talking right here", or "You need a search warrant to enter my home." If they return, your attorney can arrange for you to turn yourself in should that be necessary and you will spend no time in jail between the hearings.

9. Outside Your Home Arrested, Do Not Accept Offer to Go In Your Home for Anything.

The officer may say to you, how about you go inside and change, freshen up, talk to your wife, husband, get a jacket, or any other reason. The police will graciously escort you in and then tear your home apart searching through it. Also, do not let them secure your car. Your car is fine. Remember they are lying to you. They don't give a damn if you are really cold or if you need to talk to your wife or husband.

10. Don't say a word.

It's incredible how many people feel that they can convince the officer, the booking officer or a detective (if your case reaches that stature) that they are not guilty. YOUR CASE IS NOT DECIDED BY THESE PEOPLE. They have no affect on your records. Wait to speak to your lawyer! The courts give enormous weight to "confessions" during this stage. A suspect is almost NEVER released after being arrested.

Follow these ten simply rules religiously and many of your rights will remain intact. I don't care how nervous, scared or drunk you are, THESE RULES ARE VERY IMPORTANT, and will help you tremendously in the short and long run.

Quick Test Question

An altercation occurs with your live in girlfriend. When the police arrive they find you on the sidewalk, a few houses down the street. Your girlfriend points you out and the officers then arrest you for assault. During the arrest, they let you know that they do not intent to question you. They just need your name and address. What do you do?

Answer

Well the police are lying to you and rule number 1 is to keep your mouth shut, so you don't say anything. Your name is all you may need to give. If you give your address, that may indicate that you live together converting your alleged crime from a misdemeanor to a felony. An officer will attempt to get you to make an admission, especially when they have no evidence. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!

437 Comments

Shut up idiot.

Shut up idiot.

eat a dick joe friday

eat a dick joe friday

Shut up, cop. The guy above

Shut up, cop. The guy above isn't an idiot - he speaks the truth. Go eat another donut, fatty.

I agree!

I second that .. the guy above you is a pig.

No matter what you believe,

No matter what you believe, you give up ALL constitutional rights when you are in the presence of a police officer. Yes, they cover for each other, lie, deceive, and generally couldn't give a crap about you.They will physically hurt you without a second thought. Remember, those who would choose to enter a career in ENFORCEMENT are clearly deranged and must be denied the opportunity to enforce...

Obviously you dont know any real cops

Obviously you dont know any real cops or you are a criminal.

I'm so stoned right now.

heh

lmao

by far the best fucken comment yet

Cops are not Ass-Holes

Cops are great. without them we would all be screwed big time. This list is good advise, but in no way means that cops are "BAD".

#5

Cops can search your car and anything that is in plain sight. Your trunk on the other hand can't be because it has to be opened.

You're SOL if you have a

You're SOL if you have a hatch-back.

What about pulling out a

What about pulling out a machinegun and YELLING "YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE PIGS!"

*BANG*

Game Over

I've always wondered...

Why is it legal for the cops to lie to you, but a felony for you to lie to the cops?

There are instances in which

There are instances in which it is illegal for law enforcement officers to lie. For example they cannot legally offer you a 'deal.' The only person who can offer such a deal or approve a deal is the prosecutor. Officers cannot lie about charges or lie in an attempt to coerce you into allowing a search or admit guilt. The blanket statement that officer lie and never believe them is ignorant and obviously written by someone who has a good understanding of individual rights but not a complete understanding of police powers. If an officer does engage in coercion then the rule of the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' comes into play. Basically anything the officer found during that search would be inadmissible in court.

Very relevant question.

Very relevant question. Because they have proof you lied, while you have no proof they lied.

Double negative

The title of your post is 10 things NOT to do. Then you list 10 things NOT to do. So you are saying to do all the below things. (2 negatives equal a positive in English grammar)

The title should be "10 things to remember if you are arrested."

There is one negative. No

There is one negative. No double negative...

English is probably one of

English is probably one of the only languages left in the world that has this kind of double negative. Just deal with it!

fyi: Dutch has this as well,

fyi: Dutch has this as well, then again cops in europe aren't that agressive as in the states.

Identify yourself!

Are you required to identify yourself? Verbally or by showing ID?

Not unless you are suspect

Not unless you are suspect in a crime. This is where the communism satire of " papers please" come in. In communist countries you were required to identify yourself for any reason. In America this isn't so. Hence, land of the free, home of the brave.

Unless operating a mote

Unless operating a mote vehicle that requires a licence to operate you must present once if stopped. Depending on the state you only have to identify your self once detained.(this varies state by state as some require you to identify your self to the police if requested.) Before that you don’t have to say jack.

there have been a few

there have been a few situations where the operators of vehicles have 'misplaced' thier liscences, but still retain proper papers showing ownership of the vehicle, and nothing came of it

cops ARE people, and can be reasonable..if you dont go in with a "fuck you pig I aint done shit" attitude, and talk to them with respect..most likely, they will return the favor, but not always....

just like anything else in real life

I don't think so.

I don't think so.

Yes

Yes

One more bit of advice

If you do get to a point where your at the station and they want to question you LAWYER UP! Don't answer one fricking question and immediately demand that you see your (or a court appointed lawyer) immediately.

Chimel would not apply in

Chimel would not apply in regards to the searching of your car. Since you have been arrested(i.e. handcuffed and in their squad car), you would not have access to the glove box in your parked car from which you could possibly procure a weapon.

last I knew

you can be held in custody without being officially arrested

being arrested means you were brought to the station, fingerprinted, pictured, and then either conditionally released or sent to the slammer

you can be sitting on the corner of a street while a cop searches your car and you're hand cuffed....but you arent arrested yet

and even if you are arrested, people forget the most valuable part "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law"....even if you are guilty as sin, the state has the burden to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt....

Cops suck until you are in

Cops suck until you are in need of their service then you expect them to solve all of your problems. You and others who think like you are a waste to society.

i would agree with you if i

i would agree with you if i could ever think of any one situation where me or anyone i ever knew needed thier 'services' and actually got a helping hand. 911 operators need to start answering 'dial-a-psycho, how may i help you?'

stupid

FUCK YOU!!!!

They still suck. I've

They still suck. I've been robbed twice. Both times the patrol officers didn't really give a fuck and were more interested asking me questions about drugs to see if they have a possible "drug deal gone bad" situation that they'd get rewarded for or something.

Even the detective assigned to the second case(didn't get one at all the first time) knew who did it because I told them I was 100% sure who it was. He believed me because he knew the people I was talking about and has been wanting a reason to go after them for a while. He brought 2 of them in for questioning. I haven't heard from him since then. Doesnt return or answer my calls. I'm just out a few thousand dollars.

It's possible its part of an

It's possible its part of an on-going investigation, and they *might* be able to slam this guy with what he stole from you....and he *might* get a couple years....but if hes been after this guy awhile, chances are this guy has done a lot more shit, and is working to make sure this scumbag gets more time for a collection of cases he's building up against the guy....

and sadly, sometimes it can take up to years....but better this guy have freedom a little while longer and get a larger sentence, than get a small sentence and be back on the street in a few...

Unfortunately officers do

Unfortunately officers do not always have the resources to investigate every crime. In situations such as yours, a report would be filed and not too much else would be done. Most resources go towards investigating violent crime. This is especially true of smaller municipalities. Crimes of theft are the least prosecuted of all crimes, mostly because there isn't enough evidence or resources to go after those who commit theft.

At Texas vs OU weekend,

At Texas vs OU weekend, which is a huge bash party weekend in dallas, I swear to God, if it wasn't for some thug gangsters with a video camera who were driving by in their low-rider. I was about to get my ass beat by cops. They stopped with the camera, and said, ooh police brutality!! police brutality!!! I've never been so indebted by thugs in all my life. So they got nervous and said get out of here. But they had already shoved me to the ground and i started bleeding.

And all i was doing was running through a parking lot drunk. Albeit, I was just trying to catch up to my friends.

there is more to the story

there is more to the story than you are telling

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