Resources for challenging traffic tickets

Unfortunately, due to limited resources and the limited number of North Dakota Licensed Attorneys available to represent people, the Water Protector legal Collective is unable to offer representation for traffic ticket violations. The resources below offer information on how to challenge a traffic ticket. Traffic Offense Procedure, Fees, and Points “The first option for the Read More

Important Notice Re: January Court Appearances

The court has entered a “Notice of Cancellation” in all cases set for trial during the first two weeks of January. Defendants who receive this notice do not need to appear and will be notified by the court of their next court date. The WPLC Criminal Defense/Court Support team on the ground is working on Read More

The Tilted Scales Collective: The Criminal Legal System for Radicals

The Tilted Scales Collective has released a free zine version from their book, “The Criminal Legal System for Radicals: Setting and Balancing Personal, Political, and Legal Goals.” If you’ve been arrested at Standing Rock, this zine is designed to help you (and anyone who’s been arrested while standing up to the state and corporate interests) Read More

Grand Jury Resistance

On or around December 3rd, 2016 a water protector at Oceti Sakowin received a summons to appear before a federal grand jury that has been convened in relation to the resistance of water protectors. What we know about grand juries is that they have a long history of being used to target those in resistance Read More

Getting a Public Defender

If you need a lawyer but can’t afford to pay, you are entitled to a public defender. To apply for a public defender, use this Public Defender Application Form. Don’t be intimidated by the form! Read this guide for tips on filling it out. Once you have filled out and signed your form, you can Read More

Sign Up to Get Arrestee Info By Email

If you have been arrested, you will need to stay up-to-date about your court dates and other important information about your case. One way to do that is by joining the arrestee announcement email list; just email [email protected] to join. If you are struggling to sign yourself up check out the Quick Tips section at Read More