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The Beginners Guide to Marijuana Distribution
Ch.25 Your rights and the police
Home
Ch.1 The Decision To Start Dealing
Ch.2 Finding a Supplier
Ch.3 Trust
Ch.4 Weed on the Front
Ch.5 Finding Customers
Ch.6 Ethics in Drug Dealing
Ch.7 Honesty and Lies
Ch.8 Judging Weed
Ch.9 Doctoring your product
Ch.10 Necessary Equipment
Ch.11 Phones, Cell Phones and Pagers
Ch.12 Guns
Ch.13 All About Bicycles
Ch.14 Clothing
Ch.15 All about automobiles
Ch.16 Dealing From Your Home
Ch.17 Weights, Measurements, Prices and Mathematics
Ch.18 The Ideal Customer
Ch.19 To Front or Not to Front
Ch.20 Growing Your Business
Ch.21 Keeping Your Mouth Shut
Ch.22 Avoiding Rip-Offs
Ch.23 Carrying and Hiding Your Weed
Ch.24 Dealing With Cops
Ch.25 Your rights and the police
Ch.26 If The Cops Search Your Home
Ch.27 If You Get Arrested
Ch.28 Spotting a Narc or Undercover Cop
Ch.29 Awareness of People and Surroundings
Ch. 30 Managing Paranoia
Ch.31 Managing your Money
Ch.32 Managing Your Smoking Habits
Ch.33 How to Roll a Sack

Your rights and the police

The following is something I copied from a little card that a friend carried in his wallet.

What you say to the police is important. What you say can be used against you, and it can give the police an excuse to arrest you, especially if you speak disrespectfully to a police officer. You do not have to answer a police officer's questions, but you must show your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance when stopped while driving a car. In other situations, you cannot be legally arrested for refusing to identify yourself to a police officer.

You do not have to give your consent to any search of yourself, your car or your house; if you do consent to a search, it can affect your rights later in court. If the police say they have a warrant, ask to see it.

Do not interfere with or obstruct the police, even if they begin an illegal search-you can be arrested for it. File a complaint later if you feel your rights have been violated.

If you are stopped by the police:

1. You may remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions, give your name, age and address, or show any ID unless you are operating a car or are in a place where liquor is served. However, it is advisable to provide only basic information, such as name, age and address.

2. Ask if you are under arrest. If so, ask why. If you are not under arrest, you should be free to leave. Never run from a police officer.

3. Do not physically resist. The police may frisk you for weapons by patting the outside of your clothing, but nothing more. Make it clear that you do not agree to any search. However, if searched, do not resist. File a complaint later.

If you are stopped in your car:

1. Show your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance upon request. Your car can be searched without a warrant so long as the police have probably cause. To protect yourself later, make it clear that you do not consent to a search.

2. If you are given a ticket, you should sign it; otherwise you can be arrested. You can always fight the case in court later.

3. If you are suspected of drunk driving and refuse a breath test, your license can be suspended.

If you are arrested:

1. Whether or not you are guilty, go with the officer. You can make your defense in court.

2. You have the right to remain silent; use it. Tell the police nothing except your name, age and address. Don't give explanations or stories or try to excuse your conduct.

3. Ask to talk to a lawyer at once. You can do so by phone right after being taken into custody. If you are arrested for a jailable offense and you can't pay for a lwayer, you have the right to a free one. Don't talk to the police until your lawyer is present.

4. If the police say they have a warrant, ask to see it. Whether or not the police have a warrant to search you or your property, you can protect your rights by making it clear that you do not agree to any search. Do not physically resist.

5. The police must give you a receipt for everything taken from you, including your wallet and its contents, clothes and any packages you were carrying when arrested.

6. You may be released with or without bail following booking. If not, you have the right to go into court and see a judge the next court day after arrest. Demand this right. When you appear before the judge, ask for an attorney.

7. Don't make any decisions in your case until you have talked to a lawyer.

This is not complete advice. Be sure to consult a lawyer.

Beginner's Guide to Marijuana Distribution, Chapter 25