Know Your Rights: What to Do When You’ve Been Arrested Abroad

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    Know Your Rights: What to Do When You’ve Been Arrested Abroad

    Posted by PeterGreenberg.com on January 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

    If you’ve ever seen Locked Up Abroad, you know what a nightmare it is to be arrested in a foreign country. But do you know your legal rights if you do have a run-in with the law? What if you didn’t even know you were breaking the law? Attorney and legal analyst AnneElise Goetz shares her insider tips on what to do if you’re arrested abroad.

    Among the tips offered are:
    - Your friend, the American Embassy
    - Evaluate your rights
    - Try to get a phone call
    - Make the most out of your visit from the American Embassy
    - Create a media frenzy

    Read the article here:

    http://petergreenberg.com/2014/01/31/know-rights-youve-arrested-abroad/
     
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    Very useful. As I now live in Japan, I will keep these tips in mind. Especially contact the American Embassy here.
     
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    gaijin62,
    It's good to hear that you found this information useful! Let's hope that you'll never have to use it! When I first read the article, I was reminded of the Richard Gere movie, "Red Corner". Let's hope that never happens to anyone on Milepoint!
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