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Please select the topic you are interested in from the list below, or read further information on this page about legal safeguards that are designed to protect your rights.
The police have broad powers but these are limited by legal safeguards to protect your rights. Before exercising (or as soon as reasonably practicable after) exercising the power, the police officer must provide you with:
If the police officer is exercising a power that involves making a request or issuing a direction, he/she must also provide you with:
You will find other specific safeguards in other topics in this section
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.