Tag Archives: Navajo Nation v. Rodriguez 8 Nav. R. 604 (Nav. Sup. Ct. 2004)

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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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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