It is described as the essential “how-not-to” guide to be arrested.
“Arrest-Proof Yourself will teach you everything you need to know about dirty cops, racial profiling, probable cause, search and seizure laws, your right to remain silent, and much more. This how-not-to guide will keep you safe and sound all year long.” — Zink Magazine.
The book was written by Dale Carson. With nearly four decades of FBI, Police, SWAT, private investigation, teaching, and defense attorney experience, Dale C. Carson is a rare lawyer, and one of the most qualified to handle a wide range of Criminal and Civil law cases. Prior to his defense attorney work, Carson experienced success in many key careers – and those career experiences serve him well to this day. He was most recently the president of Carson Investigative Agency (CIA) in Jacksonville, Florida, for eight years, which is now being merged into Carson’s other firm, Jacksonville Detective Agency (JDA). JDA joins forces in investigative strategies serving Dale Carson Law. Carson has held his private Investigator license in the state of Florida and Georgia since 1989.
In his 369-page book — now in its second edition — Dale Carson portrays policing as a game of ‘who can arrest the most people.”
“Policing isn’t about keeping streets safe, it’s about statistical success,” Carson tells The Atlantic Cities.
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Stay at Home!
His words of advice include hiding illegal activities at home, blending in because cops “love hassling people who stand out,” take any verbal insults in stride to avoid a physical altercation, (he even advises to be ‘strategically pitiful’), and to inspire sympathy from police by crying about the effect an arrest is going to have on your job and/or family.
Carson offers a ‘hail Mary’ last-resort strategy of soiling one’s self in the hopes that the arresting officer will let you go to avoid getting their cruiser dirty.
Carson’s final tips for potential arrestees is to never hit the brakes when you spot a cop ahead because the dipping of your vehicle is reason enough for cops to believe you were speeding, and to never let police search your vehicle.
Be Invisible to Police
Carson has four golden rules, the first of which is, “If police can’t see you, they can’t arrest you.” The simplest application of this concept is that if you plan on doing something illegal, you should do it in the privacy of your home.
Do try to blend in. Beat cops who patrol the same routes day after day are “incredibly attuned to incongruity.” But don’t be too reactive when you see cops. “Police are visual predators,” Carson writes. “Any sudden change in motion, speed, direction or behavior immediately attracts their attention.” That means even if you’re doing something you think might attract a cop’s attention, quickly doing something else will attract even more attention. “Don’t alter the pattern,” Carson advises. “Keep on keeping on.”
Also, if you can help it, don’t go out after dark.
Winning the psychological battle requires you to be honest with cops, polite, respectful, and resistant to incitement. “If cops lean into your space and blast you with coffee-and-stale-donut breath, ignore it,” Carson writes. Same goes for if they poke you in the chest or use racial slurs. “If you react, you’ll get busted.” Make eye contact, but don’t smile. “Cops don’t like smiles.” Always tell the truth. “Lying is complicated, telling the truth is simple.”