It's a Trap!
You Have The Right To Remain Silent
Know Your Rights With the FBI
General pamphlets: (pdf)
Know Your Rights for the Transgender Community
Manuals for Download (pdf)
Know Your Rights for Sex Workers
Know Your Rights Wallet Card for Demonstrations
To learn about the rights you have while protesting download our
Demonstrations Know Your Rights Wallet Card
More Demonstrator Rights Info (at the NLG Los Angeles website)
Legal Support for Demonstrations
This document lays out the basics of what we do and what we expect from activists. It also includes helpful forms.
For individuals contacted by the FBI, or other federal agency, as part of a domestic security investigation. This includes members of the Muslim or Middle Eastern community who are being targeted by the Department of Homeland Security; activists who have been subpoenaed to a grand jury; or non-citizens who have questions about the impact political activity could have on their immigration status.
415-285-1011 Demo Jail Hotline The number to call from jail if you have been arrested at a demonstration. This number can ONLY be called from inside a Bay Area jail. We will take your information, help get you an attorney and out of the slammer ASAP. NOTE: This line is not normally staffed and is only active if activist organizers have worked with the Guild to set it up. If you are an organizer and would like to request legal support for your demonstration please fill out our request form.
415-909-4NLG Demo Public Hotline You can also call this number to check on the status of arrested friends or loved ones, or to report an arrest at a demo. Again, please note that these hotline numbers only operate by request.
This line is not normally staffed and is only active if activist organizers have worked with the Guild to set it up. If you are an organizer and would like to request legal support for your demonstration please fill out our request form.