Surviving a Police Stop

Police aren't pulling you over to HELP YOU or BE YOUR FRIEND. They troll the streets looking for lawbreakers to take to jail-- especially when they're bored. Don't fall for their slick tricks!


CLICK FOR VIDEOTHIS is A LONG VIDEO (45 min) but sooo worth your time BEFORE you're stopped!! 

  • Do you know why I stopped you?" Cops often ask this innocent sounding but LEGAL question. (Do NOT admit guilt. Make him TELL YOU.)

  • "I want to remain silent until I have a lawyer." That should end his questions to TRICK YOU to a jail cell. You are not obligated to answer his questions except to identify yourself.   Any lawyer would tell you to keep your mouth SHUT before you stick your FOOT in it!!!  (5th Amendment)

  • "I do not consent to a search."  The courts have said failure to consent is NOT probable cause. You might have to remind the officer that YOU know that, and so should HE, if he baits you by asking what you're hiding!!  Tell him. "I know you're just doing your job, but I don't consent to searches without a warrant." (unless you foolishly left evidence out in plain sight!) (Fourth Amendment) 

  • Note:  in NO case should you STOP the policeman. Or ever TOUCH him or threaten him! NEVER NEVER NEVER! Settle it in court. There are good cops and bully cops. The good ones will be impatiently patient!  When their authority is threatened, the bully ones will call for backup and beat you or worse before they arrive.

  • "Are you arresting me, or am I free to go?" (This should end the game he's playing which should tell him you' re done letting him jack with you!) Moreover, once they realize you're not letting them bully you, they'll let you go, unless they have the evidence already. 

The most Common DECEPTIVE reason police use to try tagging you for drinking is this one:
"I stopped you because you were driving left of center."Please step out of the car and walk the line. You must obey his lawful orders to test your sobriety, whether you think he's being truthful or not.
When exiting your car, keep your hands in plain sight; don't reach for anything without his specific permission--lest he worry you might be reaching for a weapon. You might find time after getting out of the car to say:
" You did have your DASHCAM ON when you were behind me, didn't you? I'm going to plead 'not guilty' and subpoena your dash cam. Then, my lawyer can SEE your 'probable cause' evidence on tape.

It's not up to YOU to prove you're INNOCENT. It's up to the government to prove you're guilty! 

 Don't play into their hands as they keep trying to gather evidence voluntarily from you! Just say "NO, I want a lawyer."  BE FIRM, but POLITE!

About REFUSING a POLICEMAN'S DRUNK DRIVING FIELD TEST....OK to refuse walking the line if you have bad balance.. but refusing a Breathalyser may cost you an automatic year's suspension of your license in many states. Remember, always be polite; don't argue; obey if he gives you a lawful order.

Don't try to talk your way out of trouble at home. Keep your mouth shut.. don't answer the door. 
 Make em Break it Down. Ask them to come back later, if they don't have a warrant. Be polite but don't invite them in without one. Simply say "I know you're trying to do your job but I never consent to searches without a warrant.