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Things You Should Never Do If Arrested
Things You Should Never Do If Arrested

Being arrested is terrifying and it is easy to feel intimidated by law enforcement. You might not know how to react or what you should or should not say during this time. As a rule of thumb, remember that you should always remain silent and comply with what the arresting ...

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