- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A new app created by a law firm in Iowa aims to give drivers who’ve been pulled over for alcohol-related offenses a quick and easy reference on how to talk to police.

The “Oh Crap App!” contains an emergency button for when “a person is being stopped or questioned by law enforcement,” the law firm said.

It’s to “educate the public regarding their legal rights when being investigated for a criminal offense,” a website for the app states.

“One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they know their rights,” Bob Rehkemper, an attorney and co-creator of the app, told a local news station. “That initial interaction is documented and is recorded so it’s not a matter of what somebody remembers, or ‘he said, she said.’”

With a press of the button, the user is handed such advice as: “The less you say the better.” The app also begins recording any conversations that take place between the driver and the officers.

The app, which is available on both Apple and Google smartphones, has been downloaded about 4,000 times already, Mr. Rehkemper said.

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