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Rights and Tips for Interacting With Law Enforcement
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives every person the right not to answer questions asked by a police officer or government agent.
I WISH TO REMAIN SILENT.
You are under no legal obligation to have a conversation with the police, FBI, ICE, TSA, or investigator. If you agree to talk with them, you will very likely give them the information they need to arrest you or prosecute you or someone else.
Your best bet is to politely but firmly refuse to speak to them. Always make your refusal to speak to them clear, in words, as opposed to simply shaking your head.
You have the right to remain silent and to refuse to answer questions.
Anything you do say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney and to have an attorney present when questioned.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you at no charge.
If you decide to answer questions now, without an attorney present, you will retain the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney.
Do you understand these rights as explained to you?
Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?
Your “Demand of Rights”
I will not talk to you or anyone about anything.
I demand to have an attorney present before I speak to you or anyone.
I will not answer any questions, or reply to any charges, without my attorney present.
I do not agree to perform any test, consent to any searches, or participate in any line-ups, except DUI tests that don’t involve words.
I will not sign anything unless my attorney agrees I should do so, except jail release agreement.
I will not waive any of my constitutional rights.
1. Can You Refuse to Answer Police Questions?
You always have the right to remain silent, and in most cases, that silence can't be used against you.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: JBurns If he does that do you realize how guilty that would make him look? If he is not guilty then why do that? Plus Trump already said he looks forward to the interview. Don’t you want to know the truth? I do, and if it turns out he is innocent that I will accept that. If it turns out the claims are true would you accept that?