Postal Inspectors and OIG Agents
Rights Before Postal Inspectors and OIG Agents
I request the presence of my APWU representative. If I am a suspect in a criminal matter, please so advise me.
If so, I wish to contact my attorney.
His/Her name is: ______________________________
If I am under arrest, I request you to so advise me and to inform me of the reason or reasons.
I do not consent to a search of my person or property. If you have a search warrant, I request to see it at this time.
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 allegation, nor make any written or oral statement unless my attorney is personally present and so advises me.
If questioned by a U.S. Postal Inspector or OIG Agent, no matter what the circumstances, it is suggested that you:
• Remain calm;
• Correctly identify yourself;
• Do not physically resist an arrest or a search of your person or property;
• Read aloud to the PI or Agent the statement below;
• Otherwise, remain silent until you have consulted with your APWU representative or attorney, as appropriate.
This is not complete, legal advice.
Always consult with a lawyer.