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Know your rights

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Citizens For Justice, Inc., Lincoln, Ill., believes the timing is right to alert all area citizens again regarding their rights.

For the sake of clarity, the rights that I have listed below are not a complete list nor are they intended to be listed by their importance.

I am recommending that each family retain this list for future reference by keeping a copy in their car and home because your failure to heed these stated rights could lead to heartache and ruin. Many innocent people have compromised their cases by failing to obey these rights.

  1. I demand to have an attorney present before I speak to you. (police)

  2. I will not talk to you or anyone else about anything. (police)

  3. I will not answer any question or reply to any charges without my attorney present. (police)

  4. I do not agree to perform any test, allow my property to be searched or participate in any lineup. (police)

  5. I will not sign anything unless my attorney agrees I should do so.

  6. I will not waive any of my constitutional rights. (police and court)

As the founder, president and CEO of Citizens For Justice, Inc., I will assure you that I will follow each of the stated rights outlined above.

Good luck,

Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Lester C. Van Bibber III

[Posted April 25, 2009]

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