Avoid bringing trouble to yourself, don’t be “tricked” into signing a blank piece of paper!

I and a number of people in the village filed a complaint denouncing the land-related corruption of commune officials, then the district police officers came to my family and invited the people named in the complaint. report to work.

During the meeting, the police officer gave us two blank pieces of paper and asked us to sign them to make minutes of the meeting, but did not let us I looked at the minutes and said I just needed to sign here.

With our little knowledge, we did not sign that blank paper, and the meeting The work did not yield any results.

I hope the lawyer can explain more carefully about the situations of being deceived” and sign the white paper so that I and everyone else can more knowledge to avoid unfortunate risks.

With the content of the reader’s questionLawyer Quach Thanh Luc – Hanoi Bar Association for knew: “You were very wise in refusing to sign that blank paper. Because if you sign your name on that blank piece of paper, someone else can later add any content to that document. That could be the withdrawal of the denunciation, leading to the end of the investigation. It is also possible that the content you admit is intentionally falsely denouncing, the consequences may lead to you being criminally prosecuted for slander!”

Accordingly, as the content you presented, it can be seen that you There is a complaint of corruption to the police agency. This is a case where the police agency investigates and resolves a crime report 56 Penal Code 2015. Accordingly:

Article 56. Whistleblowers report information about crimes and propose prosecution

  1. Individuals have reported information about crimes; The agency or organization that has reported the crime and proposed prosecution has the right to:
  2. a) Request the competent authority to keep the denunciation confidential. Reporting the crime and recommending prosecution. Protect life, health, honor, dignity. property, other legitimate rights and interests of their relatives when threatened;
  3. b) To be informed of the results of denunciation resolution, crime reports and recommendations for prosecution;
  4. c) Complain about the procedural decisions of the agency or person with authority to conduct proceedings in receiving and resolving denunciations, information about crimes, and petitions for prosecution.
  5. Individuals, agencies, and organizations prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article must be present at the request of the competent authority to deal with the source of information about the crime truthfully presenting the details that it knows about the incident.

You have an obligation to cooperate with the investigation agency to honestly disclose the details you know. Your statement and presentation must be fully recorded by the investigation officer. You have the right to read it again and edit incorrectly recorded content.

The investigation officer gives you a blank paper without the required content. asking you to sign is a serious violation of criminal procedure regulations. A serious violation of procedural procedures means that the agency or person competent to conduct proceedings during the process of initiating an investigation, prosecuting or adjudicating does not carry out or does not fully comply with the procedural orders prescribed by this Code and has violated the law. Seriously harm the legitimate rights and interests of participants in the proceedings or affect the determination of the comprehensive objective truth of the case.

Therefore, people should absolutely not sign the documents. blank piece of paper, unclear paper, unable to fully understand the content and meaning of the text given by anyone. The person who signs a blank document has almost no evidence to prove that the document has absolutely no content.

In addition, the signer should also cross out the blank space in the middle. and at the end of the content of the documents that you sign so that others cannot insert additional content as they wish.

Especially when the two parties agree to sign a contract in writing, they should make 2 copies for each party to keep. 01 copy for comparison (if necessary).