Your Rights on Arrest
Know your rights if you are arrested by police
Being arrested can be an overwhelming experience, particularly for young people. It’s important that young people are aware of their rights and how best to respond in such a situation to avoid negative outcomes.
Key questions covered in this fact sheet include:
- When is someone under arrest?
- What happens if you refuse arrest?
- Do the police have a right to use force against you?
- What do you have to tell the police?
- Do the police have a right to take your fingerprints and photograph you?
This fact sheet also provides valuable advice on what to do if you feel that you have been mistreated in the process of arrest.
Download this fact sheet below:
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