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Police MattersBeing a victim or the witness of a crime can be a distressing experience. Below we offer some useful guidance to assist you in understanding your legal rights and what to expect from the criminal justice system if you are affected by crime in any way. There is also some introductory information on criminal law and details of how to get help when you need it.


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When can the police conduct a search without a warrant?

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Date: 01 Dec 2016, Filed under: Criminal Law

Broadly speaking, the right to silence for most criminal law matters means that a person does not have to answer any question beyond providing their name...

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