Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How about an "Exercise Your Rights" weekend?

Here's an idea.

How 'bout we get some judges and defense attorneys to make themselves available to people who've been arrested and are appearing before a magistrate in order to let them know about their right to be silent, their right to counsel and their right to a reasonable bond?

Maybe they could be on call to advise motorists accused of driving while intoxicated that they have the right to decline to perform police coordination exercises and the right not to blow into the state's breath test machine.  They could even offer to review any warrants and advise the citizen accused of any deficiencies they find.

Think it could ever fly?

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