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Answering police questions

Answering police questions

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:

  1. Giving your name and address in some circumstances
  2. Providing information in situations involving motor vehicles
  3. 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.