Can You Name Five of Your Rights?
You have a bunch of rights reserved to you as a citizen of Colorado and the United States. Stop for a minute, and try to name five (yes you can refer to recent events involving the Aurora Police and a hunt for a certain bank robber). There are approximately twenty-five — below I’ll name five of them:
- Right to remain silent
- Right to a lawyer
- Right to refuse search
- Right to trial
- Right to refuse police access to your home and vehicle.
You Have the Job as a Citizen to Learn Your Rights
Here is the catch: if you don’t know your rights, you can’t use them. You have the job as a citizen to learn your rights so that you can exercise them and enjoy your freedom. Toward that end, this blog will now feature a “Right of the Week.” Follow along and learn just how much liberty you enjoy. This week’s right: Free speech. More on that tomorrow.
Shaun Kaufman Law specializes in criminal defense, personal injury and business litigation.