Resisting Arrest

If you are under arrest by the police, you have certain rights available to you depending on the nature of the offence for which you are being detained. It’s important to be aware that you are generally afforded the right to silence; however, you may still need to comply with certain requests issued by a police officer.

Remember, if you have been arrested and are being questioned by the police you are able to request a lawyer to attend a police station on your behalf and by using the FindLaw Directory, you will be able to contact a lawyer who can help in regards to any matter you may be facing if you have been arrested.


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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11

Date: 09 Feb 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their report Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11 outlining the nature of criminal offences in ...

SA: More than 250 barred from pubs & clubs

Date: 23 Jul 2009, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Competition & Trade Regulation, Trade & Customs, Divorce

SA Consumer Affairs Minister Gail Gago, announced that more than 250 people have been barred from South Australian licensed venues in the first four months...

WA: More funding for police from criminals' confiscated money

Date: 02 Dec 2008, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Divorce

The Western Australian Government will give police and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) a multi-million dollar fighting fund gleaned from money...

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Resisting Arrest Charges – Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Date: 30 Aug 2017, Filed under: Resisting Arrest, Criminal Law

Have you been charged with resisting arrest? George Sten & Co Criminal Lawyers have over 50 years experience in resisting arrest charges, our lawyers...

What are the requirements for a valid arrest?

Date: 29 Nov 2016, Filed under: Resisting Arrest, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

One of the rights that individuals hold most dear is that of liberty, and deprivation of the right should not occur unless it is justified. Therefore,...

What are my rights when I’m dealing with police on my doorstep?

Date: 19 Sep 2014, Filed under: Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Dealing with law enforcement can be tricky. Refusal to obey police when they are acting within their powers could end badly for you, but how do you know...

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