For children – give them a card to carry, and instruct them how and
when to use it (pretty intuitive for you to explain to your children). Convince
them not to respond to threats or promises, such as, “We are going to help your Mommy and Daddy, but first you have
to tell us that they snort cocaine, or we will take you to jail and throw away the key.”
REVERSE MIRANDA -
NOTICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENTS
You are hereby informed:
1. I am exercising my right to remain silent.
2. I am exercising my right to speak with my parents
Notify them immediately.
I WILL NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME WITHOUT MY PARENTS AND MY ATTORNEY BEING PRESENT
For adults -
For adults, a poster from http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a4d33e55a46.htm recommends the following (if it is to an SS agent unaccompanied by an officer of
the law, I would not permit entry, however):
Please sir, your opinion of the card I carry in my wallet:
“If I am a suspect in a criminal matter, please advise me. If so, I
wish to contact my attorney.
“If I am under arrest, I request you to so advise me and to inform
me of the reason or reasons. I will not resist an arrest.
“I do NOT consent to a search of my person or property. However, I
will not physically resist or obstruct such a search. If you have a warrant. I request to see it at this time. (my note: I would, however, resist and obstruct a search intended by an agent unaccompanied by a police
“I will cooperate with you fully, but I do not waive any of my rights
including my right to remain silent. I will not sign a waiver-of-rights form, nor admit or deny any allegations, nor make
any written or oral statement unless my attorney is personally present and advises me to do so."
You would want to add that you will also not permit the interrogation of
your children without legal counsel present (see In Re Gault).