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Do you drive? Do you drink? You need to be be prepared.

Disclaimer: Of course I'm not suggesting you go drink and drive. But as with all laws, they quickly morph from well intended pieces of legislation to tools of subjugation, extortion and excuses for the police state expansion. This is the information you need to be aware of when venturing into the world you find yourself in.

Be sure to check on your state and local laws as well. I'm not a lawyer and this isn't legal advice but information for you to consider.


So we've all either been in the situation or know someone who has. I'm sure you've heard the horror stories as well.

While the minutia may differ, along with state laws, the general advice from DUI lawyers is the same. This could be the information that saves you many years of legal problems.

All situations are different, but you need to be aware of what exactly is going on should you be stopped.














The video below highlights how it could possibly be to your detriment to refuse and is important to take into consideration as well.



The moral is, it's probably a bad idea to drink and drive. If you do, be aware of the possibilities and don't be a victim. I hope this helps and if anyone has additional info they'd like me to post here feel free. Thanks.


Here is Patrick Barone's, "Michigan DUI Law: A Citizens Guide" (I have not read it but it could be valuable. Linked thru the DP.)

Southern California Defense Lawyer and Author, Lawrence Taylor's Blog: www.duiblog.com

Find out your state penalties: theduilaws.com

CopBlock.org "The Tyranny of DUI enforcement"

[Checkpoints... now there's a whole separate subject.]

***The Modern Drunkard Magazine's excellent article on MADD and their dubious doings. Highly recommend reading.

A TN officer, Tim Stone, sits down for an interview with The Modern Dunkard Magazine. Read it here.

Candy Lightner (the deposed founder of MADD) said it best. She said MADD is a neoprohibitionist movement that has lost its focus." - Former LEO, Stone in an interview with TMDM

And if you haven't viewed the general information video by Mr. James Duane titled, "Why you should never talk to police" (Part one) (Part two) you should.

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What hasn't been said...

If you refuse to speak, refuse field sobriety, refuse breath test...there are many states who will suspend your license and fine you anyway. It is called a legal fiction

"legal fiction, a rule assuming as true something that is clearly false."

This is where the courts can railroad you irregardless of whether you're guilty or innocent. My take is that it is just another revenue collection scheme designed for judicial complex. Lawyers (both sides), judges, administrators, jails, counties, etc. all benefit from shaking you down. See this....

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

True, there is no complete protection against being railroaded

but you shouldn't make it any easier for them via your cooperation or acquiescence.

How Washington State Violates the 4th and circumvents the signs

I wrote this. It's from WA.

The stats are damning. Compare to your state. Compile this information somehow and put an end to the racketeering and extortion.

With the money saved, pay for a taxi, don't go out, home brew, cut out the revenue, and don't drink and drive.


Be Your Own Media!!!

drunk driving laws

should be put under the reckless endangerment laws. Simply put if someone is driving erratically because they are drunk they should have the book thrown at them. instant jail time.

The problem with the drunk driving laws is that its a cash cow. You have serial drunkards who can afford to pay the fine over and over again until they kill somebody. Then you have someone who drank one beer who gets the same fine as the previous guy. Once arrest cost the state money things will get more sane.

Note my dad was killed by a drunk driver when I was eleven, in the state of Illinois he got three years probation, cause he could pay the fine. My mom got won a civil suit against him and only got 500 dollars, because according to the judge thats all he could afford. If that was true how come he paid all the lawyer fees and fines associated with the man slaughter, drinking and driving, running a red light, going 100 in a 35 mile zone charges. And was able to pay for his previous 3 drunk driving charges.

Very interesting...

...I will read and listen to the rest later...Is driving a privilege or a right...I believe an individual here in Colorado is fighting the DMV suggesting it is a right!

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Alcohol laws apply to bicyclists, too.


Tweeting occasionally as himself @cudnoski on the twitter.

Why dou you have to

say anything at all ? Why can't you just keep your mouth shut and do absolutely nothing throughout the entire arrest ? I mean these questions literally, if anyone knows the answers I'm curious to know.

Ron Swanson

You can be silent but I fear...

...That unresponsive silence can be used against you and will not help your defense.


It's important to not build the case against yourself. I would venture to bet that upwards of 80% of people are in jail because they assisted their own prosecution. Whenever dealing with a police officer asking you questions, you should always tell them that "It is nothing personal but my attorney has instructed me to never answer questions without consulting him first." This goes the same for taking any tests, whether it is on the roadside or at the station.

I guess I'm not alone

Keep your mouth shut, be

Keep your mouth shut, be courteous. I thought the law was .08. I was in the .06 range and knew there was something very wrong immediately by the reaction of the cop and his demeanor. I was honest, cooperated, and then the asshole said I slurred my words. Use the right to remain silent. F em and their mickey mouse questions.

Be Your Own Media!!!


You can choose literally not to speak to them. I've seen videos of people doing that. I wouldn't try it, personally.

They would probably just tag on bs charges like "obstructing justice."

But you definitely can't refuse to provide license, registration and proof of insurance. They'll smash your window and drag you through it with guns drawn if you do that.

If you are arrested for DUI, haven't taken any tests and refuse the test at the station, they may forcibly remove it from you. I don't know if that's true in all states, but it is in at least some.

It would be wise to heed the suggestions in the above videos and know your state/local laws.

Specifically, what the penalties are for DUI in your area. They can be really severe.. especially if you aided them in their investigation against you.

The "acceptable" limits for BAC keep getting pushed down making it ever more dangerous for responsible yet naive/ignorant people.

And I don't mean that to be insulting, either. I'm guilty myself. These are things most people don't learn until it's too late.

.As one who has nearly been hit by a "drunk driver," I still...

argue against the draconian penalties. The MSM picked up on the ?Mothers Against Drunk Drivers" story and ran with it (never mind, one of the MADD founders was later arrested for DUI). Also, no matter, than one suffering from flu or allergy symptoms is many times as likely to cause an accident as someone legally driver above the DUI limits.

The media exploited it and cities and states found it a "cash cow". Too bad THAT is not a big story or maybe we would see some sanity in treating this problem.

My objection to drunk driving laws is that they punish potential

not actual damage people do. To me punishing someone for drunk driving is like punishing someone for owning a gun. If you don't first harm someone, how is that a crime?

That being said, if someone is drunk, and then causes harm to others, just like if they are careless in the use of their gun and unintentionally harm others, they certainly should pay substantial damages, and if their negligence is sufficiently great, showing a reckless disregard for life, they should be punished criminally without mercy.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Attorney Nick Alcock

The 11th video down is from an attorney in Phoenix who does great work and creates a lot of useful content. I would know - he's been a client for 3 plus years.



Thanks to the poster for the embed and nice work on this one. Arm yourself with knowledge.


Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm particularly thankful to the lawyers that put this information out there and made it so accessible.

And you're right, I went back and he has put out quite a few quality videos. Seems like a stand up guy.

....and I thought that D.A.M.M.

....and I thought that D.A.M.M. stood for "Drunks Against Mad[d] Mothers." (C)

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

I think the group is acually called DAMMD...

Drunks Against Madd Mothers Driving.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche


I believe there is another site by that name.

And apparently someone from that site did some research that wound up in the Modern Drunkards Magazine article that I posted.

But upon viewing their site I found little there. Could just be the layout and there's good stuff hiding, but I opted out of listing it until I was sure. It comes across as more of a joke site.


will have to watch later...

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche