It’s amazing how quickly an evening of cocktails can go from fun to nerve-racking. Seeing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror is not the way anyone wants to end an evening out.
The now familiar police warnings which derive from the United States Supreme Court's decision in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) and which are given to those suspected of a crime and about to be interrogated ("You have a right to remain silent;" "Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law," etc.) have become ingrained in our popular culture. Though well-intentioned, these warnings need to be updated and amplified to meet the needs of a changing legal landscape.