FAQ 03: Do I have to speak to police after being arrested?

After you are arrested, you have an absolute right to not speak to the police. You do not need to talk to the police about what it is that happened.

There are certain things that the police are allowed to ask you and that you do have to answer. But that’s more things like routine booking questions. You know, like after they decide to arrest you: name, date of birth, address, things like that. The type of information that they have to have in order to book you into custody.

But, anything regarding the case or anything that might incriminate you, absolutely have a right not to answer it and we would strongly advise you to use that right and not talk to the police.

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