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I understand that there are some documents that I have to sign in order to have a benefit, for example, if I want to join a club I may need to sign the inscription form, but I can refuse to sign and although I wouldn't be able to become a member, there is no other legal consequence.

What kind of documents am I truly forced to sign if I don't want to face legal consequences?

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    Income tax return. – phoog Nov 25 '15 at 5:43
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    @phoong only if you have income. – Dale M Nov 25 '15 at 5:48
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    None. Clearly, If you are physically or mentally impaired such that you are unable to sign then you cannot face sanction. – Dale M Nov 25 '15 at 5:50
  • @DaleM I'm interested in answers even if they are conditional (because I may meet those conditions) – Hawkings Nov 25 '15 at 5:54
  • @DaleM there is no n in my name; I almost missed your reply. The question is about documents that people can be forced to sign. The existence of trivial exceptions does not render the question meaningless. – phoog Nov 25 '15 at 5:55
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If you are stopped while driving and issued a ticket, say a speeding ticket for example, the officer always asks you to sign a form accepting the ticket (not an admission of guilt).

I've always suspected there might be some trouble (legal or otherwise) if someone refused to sign that document.

  • In Spain (where I was born) you are not forced to sign those, but I'm interested in US laws – Hawkings Nov 25 '15 at 21:19
  • Some states the police can arrest and you may have to go in front of a judge for a bail hearing. – Viktor Nov 25 '15 at 21:24
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    @Hawkings: Consider this. – Mowzer Nov 26 '15 at 12:54

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