This booklet tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated. 

Other sections of this booklet:

  1. Questioning
  2. Stops and Arrests
  3. Searches and Warrants
  4. Additional Information for Non-Citizens
  5. Rights at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the United States
  6. Charitable Donations and Religious Practices
  7. Referral Contact Information

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