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Being arrested and police custody

  • Being stopped

    Your rights and obligations if you are stopped by police on the street or in a car.

  • Being searched

    Your rights and obligations when you, your car or your house is searched by police, including when you can refuse entry to police and when they can search without consent or a warrant.

  • Being questioned

    Being questioned by police – your rights and obligations, including whether you have to go to the police station, how long police can question you and what police can ask.

  • Being arrested

    How and why the police may arrest you, what happens if you resist arrest , have outstanding arrest warrants

  • Being held in police custody

    What police can do at the watch-house, how long they can hold you and whether you can receive visitors.

Last updated
3 December 2012

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