Everyone should know their rights.
The most important protections we have in America were provided by the founders in the Bill of Rights. Three amendments, in particular, were meant to protect us from governmental abuse of the criminal system:
Courts have written countless pages interpreting those three constitutional commands, and they continue to argue and decide related issues on a regular basis.
Click here for more information on how these protections are applied today.
Or just stick with the following quick reference for how to protect your rights from police abuse.
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If Confronted by Police, These Are Your Rights
1. SAY NO.
Police will always try to get people to consent to things like searches and interrogations because they voluntarily give up their rights. You have the right to SAY NO to police requests.
2. SHUT UP.
Police do not want you to remain silent. They want you give them evidence that they will use against you in court. It is your right to REMAIN SILENT.
3. GET A LAWYER.
It is your right to have an ATTORNEY before answering police questions.
If you get arrested or hassled by police, you can call the defense attorneys at Blitz Legal, any time 24/7, and we will help PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.