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NORML Freedom Card, Know and Understand Your Rights

Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by IndianaToker, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. It's CRITICAL that you know your rights and how to properly invoke them!

    Freedom Card

    [​IMG]Keep this card with you in case of involvement with law enforcement personnel.

    Instructions to make your own card:

    • Download the PDF document. Also print 4 cardson one page. (Requires Adobe Reader).
    • Print page one

    • Re-insert the paper to print on the back and print page two

    • Trim and fold between the opposing text

    • Card stock suggested
    Text of the card
    The U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from interfering with
    your right to remain silent, to consult with an attorney, and to be free
    from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement.
    However, it is up to you to assert these rights. This NORML Foundation
    Freedom Card will help you do so effectively.

    If you are confronted by a police officer, remain calm. Be courteous
    and provide your identification. Politely refuse to answer any further
    questions. Ask to talk to an attorney. Do not consent to any search of
    your person, your property, your residence or your vehicle. Tell the
    officer you would like to give him or her this card, which is a statement
    of the constitutional rights you wish to invoke. Do not reach for this
    card until you have obtained the officer's permission to do so.

    I hereby invoke and refuse to waive all of the following rights and
    privileges afforded to me by the U.S. Constitution:

    • I invoke and refuse to waive my Fifth Amendment right to
    remain silent. Do not ask me any questions.

    • I invoke and refuse to waive my Sixth Amendment right to an
    attorney of my choice. Do not ask me any questions without my
    attorney present.

    • I invoke and refuse to waive all privileges and rights pursuant
    to the case Miranda v. Arizona. Do not ask me any questions or make
    any comment to me about this decision.

    • I invoke and refuse to waive my Fourth Amendment right to be
    free from unreasonable searches and seizures. I do not consent to
    any search or seizure of myself, my home, or of any property in my
    possession. Do not ask me about my ownership interest in any
    property. I do not consent to this contact with you. If I am not
    presently under arrest or under investigatory detention, please allow
    me to leave.

    • Any statement I make, or alleged consent I give, in response
    to your questions is hereby made under protest and under duress and
    in submission to your claim of lawful authority to force me to provide
    you with information.

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  2. now that's a good idea, if i lived in the states i'd get out.............Sid
  3. I get searched a lot at school(and fortunley haven't found anything yet). Do you think this card would have any effect if I bust it out on my principal or my counselors?:D
  4. No. School > you.
  5. ^^yep, at school, a lot of your rights are taken away, and the law gives the school this power. You, and anything else on school property (including your locker, your car, etc.) are all subject to random searches at any time.

    Also, try not to do something stupid on the way to or from school. One of my friends was expelled a couple months before graduation because he fought another kid on the way home from school. Lemme tell ya, he was pissed.
  6. I just printed and laminated 2 copies. one for my wallet and one in with my registration and insurance info.
  7. You're welcome! Just remember to pass along the information in this thread to people that you feel may need it. :)
  8. Is there a site like NORML for Canadian laws? It would be interesting to see my rights concerning marijuana usage/possesion. I tried looking on but couldnt find a darned thing. Thanks.
  9. I have been wondering the same thing...

    Can anyone help us out...
  10. Wow that really cool but if i was speeding and got pulled over and i just showed the cop that card wouldnt i be making that a bigger deal because i would have to call my attorney to come over or am i missing something?
  11. If he's just giving you a speeding ticket, don't give him the card. This is if he suspects you have marijuana on you.... Though I am highly doubting how effective this is....

  12. O ok yea that makes sence, im a retard.
  13. There is such a big grey area here. No where does it state how to avoid a K9-unit. I've heard of people doing exactly what is stated here (stated rights verbally). 2/3 of the cases had the K9 called and busted them, the 3rd threatened to bring a K9 and he buckeled under the pressure. Anyone want to fill in the grey area?
  14. i highly doubt this will work

    most cops when they see something l ike this or are handed something like this will go irate

    at the same time they will say they had probable cause (which is basically anything) and search your car anyways
  15. but i dont get it because most cops are gonna search the shit outta you if u show them this, its a little card, no offence, if it really worked i would use it
  16. i dont really see the point in this. surely its an admission of guilt. if i was a cop and i went to someones house where they then presented me with a small prepared laminated peice of card id be imediatly suspicious. why would an innocent person have such a thing?

    even if it does mean you dont get imediatly busted on the spot, it will mean youl probably be flagged and youl have to remove your grow anyway.

    id rather just talke my chances and secure my grow as well as possible and then hope the cop doesnt find it.
  17. I've already got my copy printed and laminated, thanks though!
  18. cops cannot search anything that is locked in your posession without a warrent.
    this includes your trunk and your glove compartment.
  19. Yeah ... earlier this year they brought the drug sniffing dogs and found pipes and weed in 4 of my fellow seniors cars ... they were all suspended except for one who actually had a quarter in his glove box. He got arrested and expelled -- and is now unable to walk at graduation with the rest of us (obviously)

    Last year my car was searched -- it's actually a long story of how it happened but my boyfriend at the time was in the car and they searched it (we had been having a lot of bomb threats ... we had 2-3 a day for about 3 months ... I guess they thought there was a bomb in the car:confused:) I know I wouldn't have been able to do anything about the search but I really would have appeciated it if they would have let me know beforehand instead of afterwards ... and I don't know what the were looking for ... that really did piss me off two undercover detectives questioning me like a damn criminal twenty minutes after the fact ... good thing I took my bowl out of the glove box the day before ... haha
  20. There should be a Canadian one.

    I'm just too lazy to be digging through the Canadian Constitution.

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