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Occupy San José (OSJ) Legal Committee

A.    Contact us:

1.     E-mail:  legalOSJ@gmail.com

2.     Legal Hotline:  (408) 800-6228 [ 408-800-OCCU ]

a)     The OSJ Legal Hotline is a message number only, but we monitor it carefully

b)    Please leave a detailed message on the OSJ Legal Hotline if you:

(1)  have a court date coming up

(2)  receive a citation

(3)  are arrested

(4)  need legal assistance

(5)  witness an arrest

(6)  witness questionable police conduct

B.    KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS [PDF file]

1.     What you should and should not do around the police

2.     What you should and should not do if you are arrested

3.     Jail and court information

4.     Santa Clara County Public Defender information

C.    IF YOU ARE CITED AND RELEASED [PDF file]

1.     What you should and should not do if you receive a citation

2.     Jail and court information

3.     Santa Clara County Public Defender information

D.   EMERGENCY RESPONSE WORKSHEET [PDF file]

1.     In the event of an arrest, who will post bail, feed the dog, and pick up the kids?

2.     This worksheet will ensure that your responsibilities and needs will get met

E.    There are things we cannot do. The OSJ Legal Committee does not:

1.     raise funds, arrange bail, or otherwise deal with money

2.     provide logistical support for people being released from jail (e.g., rides, food, medical support, emotional support, etc.)

3.     provide legal representation

4.     make legal decisions for OSJ or its occupiers

5.     advise, encourage, or condone any activities deemed illegal