- Criminal offences commonly committed by elderly people
- Common con tricks
- Protection of investors and structured products
- Arresting procedure, my rights and obligations
- Stopping and questioning by the police in a public place
- The right to silence
- Stopping and searching by the police in a public place
- Consequences on refusing to cooperate with the police
- Arresting a person
- Rights after arrest
- Detention of arrested persons
- Taking statements
- Bail of arrested persons
- Lodging complaints against the police
Arresting procedure, my rights and obligations
Rights after arrest
First, you have a right to be informed by the police officer of the reason for arresting you. If the police officer fails to tell you the reason at the time of the arrest, the arrest is generally unlawful.
Secondly, you have a right to silence. Immediately after the arrest, the police must inform you of your right to remain silent. The police officer will caution you by saying, "You are not obliged to say anything unless you wish to do so but whatever you say will be put into writing and may be given in evidence." You may therefore choose whether or not to answer any questions posed by the police (except that you may need to provide your name and address to the police).
Thirdly, every person taken into custody by a police officer must be taken immediately to the nearest police station.