Tag Archives: Indian Civil Rights Act

Know Your Rights – Help! I’ve been arrested for DUI on the Navajo Nation!

Never admit to drinking to a Navajo police officer! Should you ever find yourself the target of a DUI investigation, never admit to drinking to a Navajo police officer. Pursuant to the Navajo Bill of Rights and the prohibition against self-incrimination, you are not required to answer such an incriminating question. 1 N.N.C. § 8. […]

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Know your Rights! If Zuni police have arrested you for DWI act quickly.

If you are facing criminal charges by the Zuni Pueblo in suspicion of any crime, including DWI, know that both the Zuni law and the Indian Civil Rights Act afford you certain protections. If you were arrested for DWI, and you blew .08 or above, or you refused to take the breathalyzer, you automatically lose […]

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Navajo Nation police are required to “Mirandize plus” detainees. How does this apply to DWI?

In general, state constitutions and the federal constitution protect the accused from self-incrimination. In a DWI investigation self-incrimination can take several forms, including answering the following common questions from the investigating police officer: whether one has had anything to drink, where one has been drinking, or where one is driving from and to. Any answer by […]

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