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

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Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2007 - Law - 288 pages
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This essential how not to guide explains how to act and what to say in the presence of police to minimize the chances of being arrested and to avoid add-on charges--which can often lead to permanent disqualification from jobs, financing, and education. Citizens can learn how to avoid arrest both on the street and when pulled over in a vehicle and are alerted to basic tricks cops use to get people to incriminate themselves. Sprinkled with absurdity and humor, this urgent, eye-opening book is a guide to criminal justice for all Americans.

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This entertaining book is a must-read self-defense manual for successful living as a free American. The author is not only a former cop but is now a defense attorney and extremely well-informed about the ways the system actually operates. Most people think "If I'm innocent, I have nothing to fear," however it's all too easy to get badly hurt by the imperfections of the Justice Industrial Complex.  

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Q. How did you like this book?
A. Most of it was common sense. I learned nothing from this book. But Uncle Dale (as he calls himself) is targeting people who can't read, or don't spend a lot of
time reading, so he is chasing his own tail. People who can read will already know what he is writing about. The "jits" he writes about, the precavemen, obviously are not going to read a book. The other problem is that much of what Dale says will not generalize from his small area south of Miami to other parts of the country. Yes, he was an FBI agent at one time (now he's a criminal defense lawyer). But, I think he should do more research before he writes a book like this.
Q. So the book has no redeeming value?
A. I agreed with Uncle Dale on many things, but so what? Agreeing with a writer doesn't mean he's worth reading, or worth being published at all. I would not recommend this book, except for the part about the jits. That was truly funny, but I don't think Uncle Dale meant it as a parody.
Q. Have you ever been arrested?
A. No, so that's another reason I may not be a fair judge of the book. I've had very limited contact with police all my life and unfortunately, my experience is that they're never there when you need them.

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