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I'm not trying to help you commit a crime. The following info is to avoid unwanted police attention for whatever reason you may have. I've noticed that a lot of silly mistakes have caused many of my clients to face some major problems due to a minor indiscretion. Think of this information as more common sense advice on staying clean rather than avoiding an arrest. I guess I could have titled it "Common Sense Advice" but you wouldn't be reading it, would you?
You know the old saying, "The squeaky wheel gets the oil?" Well, loudness also attracts cops. Cops are trained to spot things which look different based on the assumption that the majority are law-abiding citizens. They assume that if you look or act different, you may not be law-abinding. Sucks? Royally! But we can whine until we're blue in the face or not allow cops to be attracted to us. So what exactly did I mean by loudness? Everything! Basically, if you standout from others, you've drawn attention to yourself. Here are some common ways people are loud:
If you can't hit them with sympathy and they don't care for your spotless record, try to avoid at least a physical arrest where they take you into custody. Try to ask for a "notice to appear" rather than being taken into the station. Tell them you're not a flight risk because you have too much to lose from the small incident for which you're being arrested. Explain how a mug shot could devastate your career and future.
No matter what you say, NEVER yell! Don't become rude or hostile. That's a sure way of adding charges against you.
Never give permission for any searches of any type. They may still search you, but if you didn't consent to it AND they violated your rights, your attorney could have the discovered evidence thrown out. But if you consent, the evidence stays even if the cops had no rights to them previously.