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Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting them. When can the police stop you–and what can they legally demand? You have freedom of speech, but are there some things you cannot say or do? What are your rights at school? Our experts answer essential questions about your rights in a series of Know Your Rights publications.

Please note: these resource sheets do not give legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

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30 07, 2015

What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration

2018-07-06T15:58:52-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

If you are arrested and detained, it is important that you keep calm and remember the information found here: What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration [...]

30 07, 2015

What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI

2017-06-29T16:24:31-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Encounters with state and government officers can be frightening and confusing. This brochure covers what to do if you’re stopped by police, immigration agents, or the FBI. What To Do [...]

30 07, 2015

My Rights When Encountering the Police Card

2017-06-29T16:21:39-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

It is imperative to know your rights when encountering the police. These useful sheets include small cards to keep in your wallet, to remember what to do in the event [...]

30 07, 2015

Know Your Rights: Immigration, Local Law Enforcement and 287(g)

2016-07-07T10:47:17-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The information in this packet is meant to educate you about your rights. Although the information might be helpful, please remember that police officers, sheriffs, and immigration agents might react [...]

30 07, 2015

Tennessee Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs

2018-08-03T07:02:44-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN provides information and forms in its Immigrant Resource center, including this document for power of attorney for property and affairs. This form approves an individual “to be my attorney-in-fact [...]

30 07, 2015

Permission to Travel with a Minor Child

2018-07-19T18:14:47-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

This form provides authorization for travel with a minor child, with space for notary authorization. Permission to Travel with a Minor Child / Permiso Para Viajar con un Menor

30 07, 2015

Revocation of Power of Attorney for a Minor Child

2018-06-27T17:53:39-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN provides information and forms in its Immigrant Resource center, including this document for revocation of power of attorney for a minor child. Properly executed, this form meets all requirements [...]

30 07, 2015

Authorization to Consent for Health Care of Minor

2017-06-29T15:31:42-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

You have the right to name someone to make health care decisions for your child when you cannot make or communicate those decisions for whatever reason. This document gives the [...]

30 07, 2015

Tennessee Power of Attorney for Guardianship of Children

2018-05-10T14:28:25-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

This form is for power of attorney for care of a minor child. Use of this form is authorized by T.C.A. § 34-6-301 et seq. Completion of this form, along [...]