Do exercise your right to remain silent if approached by law enforcement of any kind
You have the constitutionally guaranteed right to remain silent. Once you assert this right, make sure you don’t break it – if you do, just restate it. Do not lie to law enforcement, that can get you in trouble. But always remember that law enforcement does not have to tell you the truth and you do not have to talk to them!
Do assume your social media is being monitored by law enforcement
That post about remembering the day you were arrested? Or the time you and your crew counted coup on DAPL security? Police see those posts, too. Protect yourself and others – think about how law enforcement would view your post before you post it!
Remember when your phone kept crashing at camp and you were pretty sure it kept being hacked? Better safe than sorry – do what you can to protect your personal information by using strong password (capital letter, lowercase letter, a number and a symbol) and applications that are encrypted.
Do contact legal support if you do not have an attorney yet
A court support team is working around the clock to get attorneys connected to water protectors, tracking court dates, handling travel back to North Dakota for court, and logistics for upcoming trials. Please fill out the online form to reach the team here. Fill out a travel form if you need assistance getting to court here.
Do look up your court date if you are unsure
Check here, under “Search Calendar” to determine when your court date is. If you have questions, call the Morton County Clerk at (701) 667-3358.
Do contact the legal team if you are a criminal defense attorney who is interested in representing water protectors
We have a huge caseload and need additional criminal attorneys to ensure representation of the water protectors who stood up for Mother Earth. Please contact us here.