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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1David Darrah
June 11, 2011 at 1:18 am

i carry in my wallet a card for just such an occasion…. is has this statement on it…… “I am an American Citizen and I wish to cooperate fully in your investigation. …… * I choose to exercise my Constitutional rights by refusing to speak with you or answer any questions until i have contacted an attorney. ….. * I do NOT consent to ANY search of my person, property, vehicle or residence. If you have a properly executed warrant, Please serve it. ……… * If you have a tape or video recorder, please activate it at this time so that i may read this aloud for the record.” …………. this is all i will say… as many times as needed….. but nothing else……

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Vote -1 Vote +1Carol Roberts
June 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

thank you very much for this valuable information.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Jim
September 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Great advice!! Your advice about keeping things short and not saying much is espeically pertinent. I find it that most law-abiding citizens are much too verbal in their efforts to resolve the incident to which they have been involved. Giving police too much verbal information can get the “facts” messed up when they go back to write up their reports. It is best to keep silence on any information surrounding the incident outside of name, address, phone number, and a brief statement that you are upset and will be glad to furnish a written statement after you consult with your lawyer and have had time to gain your composure.

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