ERIC Number: ED418523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Know Your Rights If You Get Arrested.
Arc, Arlington, TX.
This brochure provides a summary, in simple language, of an individual's legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act if arrested and offers specific suggestions for the individual faced with arrest. Answers and suggestions are provided for the following questions: "What happens if I am stopped by the police?"; "What happens if I am arrested?"; "What happens if I go to jail?"; and "What happens if I go to court?". Some of the tips highlighted are: "When you meet a police officer, don't be afraid, don't run away, and let the police know you have a disability if you need help"; "Watch out for people who ask you to do crimes"; and "If you are arrested and do not understand your rights, ask for a lawyer." The brochure also includes a place to provide basic contact information for police if the individual has trouble communicating. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Federal Legislation, Law Enforcement, Mental Retardation, Police, Self Advocacy
The Arc of the United States, 500 E. Border St., Suite 300, Arlington, TX 76010; telephone: 817-261-6003; fax: 817-277-3491; TDD: 817-277-0553; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990