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This is a topic relates to rights of arrest and interviews. 

You need to know your rights.   We will tell you them.

You need to know the best course of action to take if you are arrested.  You must look at all our related topics in the boxes at the top and the bottom of this page.

In particular, you might like to look at our specialist topic through the direct blue link below entitled :  

Weekend Arrest?  

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If you are under the age of 17 then after you have read through this site you must go to our special site entitled : 

Youth Court 

ARREST

The Police have the power to arrest you with or without a warrant, in a number of circumstances.

They are too numerous to mention here but we strongly urge that you focus more on what you should say or not say to a Police Officer upon arrest rather than attempting to assert your rights prior to the arrest.

If you are wrong at the time you are attempting to assert your rights then you can be arrested for obstruction or even more serious offences.

It is better to co-operate fully upon arrest and then argue the point at a defended hearing at a later stage.

You will be given the right to contact a lawyer as soon as you are back at the Police Station and you can get your full advice at that stage.

You are entitled to a lawyer paid by the State regardless

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"I find this topic really helpful as well as all the topics under the "Weekend Arrest" topic. This is the sort of basic informatin which needs to be taught in schools. Don't you agree?"
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"What do you do if you actually arrest someone?
David K - Timaru.

Netlaw replies - You must deliver that person forthwith to a Police officer. You must not use unreasonable force."

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"I was looking round Google to find something about representing myself and I found this and a number of your topics SPOT ON. Thanks. This one was great! Jon F. Auckland - May 2007"
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"Is it possible to get a discharge without conviction on a dangerous driving or reckless driving charge? Thanks

Netlaw replies: Yes, it is possible, but very difficult. There would have to be very special reasons like driving in an emergency situation."

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"I found all your criminal law topics fascinating. I may become a criminal myself just to use your site. Nah, only joking but I liked Self Defence, Citizens Arrest and Drink Driving and Demerit Points.

Henk - Waikato"

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"Great to find all this information at my fingertips.
I think that Home Detention is a bit of a sop. Either you go to prison or you do not! I think it is almost like getting off! Mike H - Wellington"

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"WOW . . . a great site. This topic alone is worth the entry fee. I also did my own will and had it checked by a lawyer neighbour and he said it was perfectly OK. Matt G."
"I agree heaps. I actually followed this topic to the letter and got my limited licencemyself. It took a couple of weeks but reckon it could be done in a week. Everything you said happened. The cops were good and the judge was very nice. I only had to mumble "thank you". Noel G.
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"Received phone call from the police today, they have told me they will NOT oppose anything set out in my limited licence application. They were very impressed that I had done all the work myself. Thanks NETLaw - Jake, Christchurch.

Netlaw replies: Thank you for teling us. We have had a similar letter from Auckland Central."

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"I was looking round Google to find something about representing myself and I found this and a number of your topics SPOT ON. Thanks. This one was great! Jon F. Auckland - May 2007"
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"I was roughly treated at a Police interview. One cop did hit me. It was not that hard but he banged me on the top of the head and yelled that he wanted the truth. It does happen . . not as bad as you see on TV but it does happen. Kevin - North Shore"
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"Great stuff. Helped me understand the police powers. Also good stuff on other criminal law topics. Manu - Papatoetoe"
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"Dear Netlaw . . . it was really helpful to realise the difficultes in getting suppression of name and to get some of the caselaw. It allowed me to prepare a lot better. I had a silly shoplifting case but I am in my early thirties and I really wanted name suppression. You guys really helped. Also, you other sites are dazzling. Becs (not my real name)
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"Helped us greatly. We also looked through all your other criminal sites and have printed some off. Thanks Netlaw. Ali"
"Do we have to use the State paid "Youth Advocates"? Mrs H. (name withheld)

Netlaw replies - No, but you do have to pay for a lawyer of your choice UNLESS the case is so serious that it goes to the District Court or the High Court. Then, normal legal aid takes over where you can choose your own lawyer."

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