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Which Police Questions Do I Have to Answer

Speaking with the Police. Which police questions do I have to answer? One of the main techniques that Police in South Australia use to investigate criminal and traffic offences is questioning. It can be very intimidating being asked questions by the Police, especially if you are unfamiliar with Police procedures and Criminal Law. Police can… Read more »

Your Rights When Dealing with Police and Authority Figures

  Rights of Individuals On 15 July 2015 advertiser.com.au started a series of articles on the rights when dealing with police and authority figures with advice from the Law Society of SA. The first article What are your rights? What South Australian law says about dealing with police and authority figures has a number of… Read more »

It Is a Good Thing to Follow the First Law of Holes: If You Are in One, Stop Digging

This is good advice used often by Denis Healey, 1970’s UK Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. It is particularly good advice if you are questioned by police.  There are many ways to encourage you to make statements against your interest. Remember you have the right to remain silent. Your first instinct may be to describe… Read more »

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