If You Are Charged With a Crime - SECCA National Sexuality and Your Rights

If You Are Charged With a Crime

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The legal rights you have if the police arrest you are different in each state and territory. Make sure you know what the law where you live says about your legal rights if you are arrested. Your legal rights if you are arrested by the police can include:

You may be able to have a friend or guardian with you during the interview. You can ask the police if this can happen.

You also have the right to silence. This means that in most cases you only need to tell the police your name, date of birth, and address.
The police will tell you if you need to legally answer any other questions.

It can be helpful to tell the police you have a disability so they can find you the right support.

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Page last updated: June 22, 2023