Criminal Defense

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Advocating Beyond Family Court

Know Your Rights

Knowing your rights is one of the best ways to protect yourself during encounters with law enforcement agents. The following guide from New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) provides information about your rights during police encounters – including information about being safe, avoiding arrests, and preventing the situation from escalating.

Read NYCLU’s guide to knowing your rights.