- Can you refuse to answer police questions?
- What to do if you are questioned by the police?
- How long until charges are filed?
- How long can police keep you for questioning?
- What happens if you call the police on someone?
- Do you have to go in for police questioning?
- Can police hold you for questioning?
- Why you should never talk to police?
- What are my rights when police stop me?
Can you refuse to answer police questions?
DO exercise your right to remain silent.
Say “I want to remain silent.” You cannot be arrested or detained for refusing to answer questions.
But it can look suspicious to the police if you answer questions and then suddenly stop.
If you don’t, you may be arrested..
What to do if you are questioned by the police?
What do I have to tell the police? You have the right to silence. You do not have to make a statement or answer any questions, BUT failing to give your correct name, address and age is an offence. Even if you are arrested for questioning you still have the right to silence.
How long until charges are filed?
In NSW, there is no ‘limitation period’ for ‘indictable offences’ which are more-serious criminal offences which can be dealt with in the District Court. This means that a charge can be brought anytime, even several decades after its alleged commission!
How long can police keep you for questioning?
The police can hold you for up to 24 hours before they have to charge you with a crime or release you. They can apply to hold you for up to 36 or 96 hours if you’re suspected of a serious crime, eg murder. You can be held without charge for up to 14 days If you’re arrested under the Terrorism Act.
What happens if you call the police on someone?
The Police will ask for your details and about what has happened. They’ll ask if you are safe, and give you some advice. They might send a car around to help sort out the situation. Depending on if anyone is hurt / or if there’s property damage, they might ask you if you want to press charges.
Do you have to go in for police questioning?
No. Police can ask you to accompany them to a police station for questioning, but you are not required to go unless you have been arrested for an offence. You should speak to a lawyer before you speak to the police. … Legal Aid NSW does not provide lawyers for this purpose.
Can police hold you for questioning?
If you have been arrested by the police on suspicion of an offence, then the police can detain you in their custody for the purpose of questioning you. The actual questioning itself can take a relatively short time. … The police are not usually in a position to interview someone straight away when they are arrested.
Why you should never talk to police?
Talking to the police CANNOT help you, EVER: Police want to talk to you because they suspect you have committed a crime. If you are detained, they already have enough evidence to arrest you and they want to see if you will admit it and provide them with a stronger case against you.
What are my rights when police stop me?
What are my rights if I’m stopped? First things first, you don’t need to answer any questions, nor provide any personal information, other than your name and address. You are also required by law to hand over your driver’s licence so police can check you’re telling them the truth.