- You are charged with a criminal offence;
- You think you may be charged with a criminal offence;
- Police or other investigative authorities want to speak to you;
If you are given the opportunity you should speak to an experienced criminal lawyer before you answer any questions. In some cases it may be beneficial to speak fully and frankly to the police, however advice from your lawyer will determine what is best for you in your individual situation.
Are you required by law to answer police questions?
You will have to provide the police with your name. Otherwise you have a right to remain silent. If the offence involves a motor vehicle accident you will have to provide:
- An explanation of how the accident occurred
- Your licence and the registration of your car details
- Information about who was driving the vehicle