Archive for the 'Fifth Amendment' Category

BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

Jonathan Katz, a DC area criminal-defense lawyer and the author of the Underdog weblog, is encouraging others to spread the word about BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters. This is an instructional video produced by the Flex Your Rights Foundation. In the video, it teaches citizens how to respond to police encounters such as when a person is pulled over while driving. The film uses actors in situations similar to what people in the real world might find themselves in, so the film is fun to watch. With that said, there is a bit of a cheese factor with the video, however, the information in the video is good and the video is fun to watch despite a little cheesiness.

You can watch the film free by clicking here. You can also order it by clicking here.

If You Don’t Talk, You Might Walk

If you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, don’t talk to the police. OK, that wasn’t strong enough: DON’T TALK TO THE POLICE. You have the right to remain silent, so use it. Charles Kenville shares why you shouldn’t talk to the police.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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