The right to remain silent goes to the core of our justice system. When investigating a crime, police are allowed to question any person they believe to be of assistance or a suspect. In most circumstances, a person cannot be compelled to answer any questions or say anything other than provide their name and address. However, in cases involving a traffic accident or where a vehicle is suspected of being used in an offence, there may be an obligation to provide further details to the police.
If you are arrested or detained at a police station, you will generally have the opportunity to contact your legal representative or support person to attend the police interview with you. You should not answer any police questions or participate in an interview unless and until you have received legal advice.
Our expert Criminal Lawyers are able to provide you with professional legal advice and represent you throughout the entire criminal law process, from the police interview through to sentencing and appeal. Importantly, we offer a 24 hour emergency hotline service because we understand that matters of criminal arrest are not confined to normal working hours. Contact our office for more information.