Saturday, April 14, 2007
Know Your Rights, How To Handle Encounters with Law Enforcement
Download Mp3 Know Your Rights mix 160Kbps mp3 (3.3MB) Stereo
Many people do not know what to do during an arrest the best option is to REMAIN SILENT and ask for a lawyer.
A short PSA mix about your right to REMAIN SILENT during law enforcement questioning and or arrest. mixed with samples from the mid 90's tv show Homicide music by The Clash.
Check out this interview with local Santa Cruz Lawyer Katya Komisaruk Lawyer Author of Beat The Heat about how to handle Law Enforcement Encounters and knowing your rights and how to assert them. Broadcast on Free Radio Santa Cruz 101fm 04-25-06
Download Mp3 at 41.6 mebibytes (45:28)
Basic Responses to Detention and Arrest:
As soon as you perceive that you’re not free to go by a law enforcement officer, say the Magic Words:
I'M GOING TO REMAIN SILENT, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LAWYER.
By invoking your rights at the very outset, you make it much harder for the police to trick you into saying things that can be used against you in court.
Of course, remaining silent is hard to do. It’s human nature to try to talk your way out of trouble. Nervousness makes people want to talk, too. Naturally, the cops are aware of these tendencies and use them to manipulate you into answering questions. It takes real self-control to exercise your right to remain silent, but it’s the best possible thing you can do for yourself, in terms of criminal defense strategy.
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