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Protecting Your Rights: A Guide
This brochure is designed to aid in POLICE ARE ALLOWED & DO NOT agree to an officer enter-
protecting those rights guaranteed TRAINED TO LIE TO YOU ing into your home, automobile,
you by the Constitution of the They may attempt to lie to you in order storage shed, or any building.
United States of America, such as: to get you to say something that can DO NOT sign any consent to
Your right to remain silent later be used against you. Before an- search.
swering any questions you should speak
Your right to be free from DO NOT physically resist any
with an attorney.
unreasonable search searches or seizures.
Your right to privacy Officer: “I need to have a look in-
SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY
Your right to an attorney side.”
One must be provided for you before
Your right to reasonable bail you are questioned by police officers if You: “I assert all of my Fourth
you request it. That attorney can help Amendment rights. I do not consent
Nothing in this brochure should be
guide you as to what you are required to any searches or seizures.”
taken as encouragement or advice in
how to go about committing a crime. to tell the officer, and what you are not. THE MOST PRIVATE area you
have is your home. If you are travel-
SEARCH & SEIZURE ing in a vehicle, and you wish to keep
MIRANDA & YOU
an item private and personal, do not
MAGIC WORDS: “I assert my Fifth MAGIC WORDS: “I assert all of my commit any traffic offenses while
Amendment rights. I want an attorney Fourth Amendment rights. I do not consent driving, have a valid driver’s license,
present before I say anything further.” to any searches or seizures.” and keep any items you want pro-
DO NOT speak to a police officer Always object to any law enforcement tected in a locked container in the
without an attorney other than to officer searching anything. trunk of your vehicle.
give your name, any identification Officer: “You don’t mind if I look in
you have, and any proof of liability here, do you?”
insurance or vehicle registration.
You: “I assert all of my Fourth Amend-
DO NOT lie to a police officer; ment rights. I do not consent to any
simply exercise your right to searches or seizures.”