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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Second Edition, Second edition edition (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613748043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613748046
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 on the previous edition

 



“Fascinating.”  —Chicago Sun-Times


“A subversive how-to manual [with] pages of valuable tips.”  —New York Post


“Funny and very politically incorrect [with] many pearls of wisdom.”  —Harper’s

About the Author

Dale C. Carson was an FBI field agent, a SWAT sniper, an instructor at the FBI academy, and a Miami police officer who set Florida records for felony arrests. He is currently a criminal defense attorney. Wes Denham is the author of Arrested.

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Ahlstedt on October 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book was written by a man who is both an ex-cop and a criminal defense attorney -- in other words, someone with a great deal of familiarity with the legal system. He starts the book with his 4 Golden Rules, which include advice about not volunteering information to the police and keeping illegal substances at home. There's plenty of advice on how to avoid police interest as well as what to do if that interest comes your way anyway. Since the author has experience as a cop, he even knows the "inciters" that some police officers use in an attempt to goad people into actions which could be used to justify an arrest. Once an arrest seems imminent, the author also has some suggestions for how you just might be able to convince the officer to let you go -- including crying, and, er, losing control of your bodily functions (no police officer wants a smelly patrol car!). I liked the "Arrestability Quotient" charts spread throughout the book which show various scenarios and the low, medium and high probability of each resulting in an arrest. Basically, most of the advice is common sense, and involves appearing and behaving in pubic in ways that will not attract unwanted law enforcement attention. A large portion of the book is devoted to weapons and the legal and illegal varieties that can be found in each category. The author also discusses the "stand your ground" laws and the legal implications of using weapons for self-defense. This book overall contains a lot of useful and eye-opening information. While most of it is common sense, it won't hurt for even the law-abiding among us to educate ourselves on how to avoid legal entanglements.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By DT on November 16, 2013
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Interesting book with some useful information but has one major problem, at least in this kindle addition. It was edited by someone who didn't know how to use the space bar! Many of the sentences in the book look like this:

"Profilingisdifficulttochallengelegallybecausepolicedepartmentsdon'twriteanythingaboutprofilingonpaperthatcanbediscovered......"

How can Amazon sell a book with such an obvious formatting problem?
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I bought this book and read it on my Android tablet with a Kindle app, it's a very good and informative book. "Arrest-Proof Yourself" is a really about common sense. Normal average middleclass people who follow rules will pick up some real pointers about how to keep themselves out of the back seat of a patrol car. I always suspected that the police had a point system and a unofficial quote system in place, now it's been confirmed.

I am sure with this advice and my dominating middle class American values I won't be seeing any self inflected arrest in my future.

BUT the real value of this book is that it enlightens you to the CONSEQUENCES of being arrested. They are huge and life changing. Pay attention. The cost of the book is nothing in comparison to understanding the consequences of being arrested. The book explains clearly (and with examples) that just because you were not convicted of the crime you were originally arrested for doesn't mean that the arrest disappears from your record. The arrest will NEVER disappear, it will always be there to haunt you and come back and bite you in the you know what. Your employer, your bank, your mortgage loan officer, your new love interest, everybody will see the arrest. There will be no mention that you were not convicted. People will think you were arrested, you are guilty. They will ask themselves "Should I associate with this person, do I want him or her in my company?"

Hold on though, it gets Worse. He talks about what's going on in electronic surveillance. Pay attention because "Big Brother" is.

In the end the book is the real deal. It's not a conspiracy "theory" book. Your getting it straight from the horse's mouth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Keleher on December 20, 2013
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This is truly the real deal. Written by an ex-FBI sharp shooter, ex-Miami homicide detective, now criminal defense attorney and his partner, it tells the reader everything he or she must know about contact with the criminal justice system, and that contact starts with contact with the men and women in blue. He is direct. He is humorous. He is dead right and you will be dead on to get and read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Anderson on December 16, 2013
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This book does a great job of pointing out simple things anyone can do to lower their chances of being arrested. Highly recommended for those that exercise their rights.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on November 23, 2013
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This book was absolutely entertaining. As I was reading it, my husband kept sneaking off with it. The common-sense approach to dealing with law enforcement deserves a wide readership.

More and more of us will be swept into police net in the expanding surveillance society. It is imperative to understand this information to avoid the trap of arrest and becoming a member of the permanently unemployable.

Dale C. Carson has a perspective of an ex-cop and current defense attorney. His book is entertaining reading with great lessons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam I Am VINE VOICE on January 21, 2014
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I found this book to be very informative, practical and useful. I would summarize Mr. Dale Carson's advice in this way. Personal safety and self-defense experts will tell a potential victim "Do whatever you must to avoid being taken to the second crime scene." The logic works exactly the same way when dealing with the police. Do whatever you must to keep from being arrested and taken to the police station. If they ask to see your ID, show it to them. Yes, Americans are not required to carry ID or show it to anyone, especially if they aren't driving at the time. However, if the police can't figure out who you are, they'll take you to the police station, in the back of a patrol car, in handcuffs, to run a set of fingerprints to find out who you are. So show them your ID when they ask for it the first time.

There are other instances in which law-abiding Americans don't completely understand their legal rights. If a cop writes you a stupid ticket for jaywalking, and then he says "Sign this!" and you don't, then you're going to jail for something stupid. The cop on the beat isn't the one who you plead your case to - smile, think all the swear words you want to in your head, sign the ticket and if you feel that you were wrongly cited, then argue the case in front of the judge in traffic court.

Carson's logic is sound. In this world where everything that happens to us is documented electronically, even a mere arrest (without ever being charged with a crime) might be enough for someone to lose their job, if their employer were to ever find out. The author of "Arrest-Proof Yourself" suggests that it is far preferable to never get into this situation in the first place.
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