Whether or not an interrogation can continue depends on how the Waiver Certificate is filled out. There are three
ways to complete this section based on the three choices a subject has. These are discussed below.
An interrogation can continue if the subject signs the waiver. See Figure 1-10. The subject signs the
waiver section first. Next, the investigator signs. Finally, a witness should sign in the appropriate
Figure 1-10. Signed Waiver.
An interrogation can continue if the subject agrees to waive his or her rights but refuses to sign the
certificate (see Figure 1-11). If this is the case, you must note that the subject--
Understands his or rights and does not want a lawyer.
Wants to discuss the offense or make an oral statement.
Refuses to sign the waiver.
Figure 1-11. Rights Waived but Subject Refuses to Sign.