Should you be wondering what a Reverse Miranda card is, continue reading. It will prove of value to CPS Social Workers and to law enforcement officers. They will not read you your Miranda Rights because they have no evidence of a crime committed against your children. CPS only needs them there to ensure that they have no trouble from you.
Even if you are not arrested, you still have the same Miranda Rights and Fourth Amendment Rights guaranteed to you by both Miranda v. Arizona and the Constitution for the United States of America. Hand this information to both your CPS Social Worker (or Wrecker as I like to refer to them) and your law enforcement officer (I wish I had this when the LaSalle County IL DCFS and the LaSalle Sheriff’s Sergeant came knocking at my door, as it would have helped me tremendously).
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 now.
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 officer.)
“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).