In NSW, do you have to answer questions when asked by police?
While you do have a general right to silence, there are some circumstances where you do have to answer questions:
- Giving your name and address in some circumstances
- Providing information in situations involving motor vehicles
- Providing information about serious crime you have witnessed or know something about when you are not a suspect.
Detailed information about your rights with police in NSW is provided in Youth Justice – Your Guide to Cops and Court in NSW, written by Jane Sanders and produced by Macquarie Legal Centre in partnership with Shopfront Youth Legal Centre.