POLICE INTERVIEWS & POLICE INTERROGATIONS

Melbourne Criminal Lawyers Balot Reilly
462 William St Melbourne West VIC 3003

WHAT TO DO WHEN POLICE CONTACT YOU TO ATTEND A POLICE INTERVIEW OR ARREST YOU TO INTERROGATE YOU
As soon as the police arrest you on suspicion of committing a criminal offence in Victoria or the rest of Australia, ask for an experienced criminal lawyer and refrain from answering any questions so you do not incriminate yourself further.
Request to;

  • Call an experienced BALOT REILLY CRIMINAL DEFENCE TEAM MEMBER IMMEDIATELY, we will then advise you on how to handle your case as soon as you are arrested and potentially SAVE YOU from criminal charges and possible imprisonment. Our experienced criminal lawyers from Melbourne are available to assist you with your police interview or police interrogation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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    GENERAL OVERVIEW OF A POLICE INTERVIEW OR POLICE INTERROGATION
    It is important to contact our best criminal lawyers in Melbourne for police interviews and police interrogations because we can:

  • Protect your rights in a police interview or a police interrogation.
  • The aim of a police interview is to obtain admissible evidence which can be used against you in the prosecution process.
  • Police will usually interview suspects prior to charging them with a criminal offence. This is a critical time to avoid incrimination or getting yourself in serious trouble.
  • In our experience, most convictions are secured during a record of interview as suspects are nervous, very stressed and find it difficult to relay their version of events.
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    TIPS ON POLICE INTERVIEWS OR POLICE INTERROGATION FROM OUR CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN MELBOURNE:

  • IT'S NOT AS SIMPLE AS RESPONDING "NO COMMENT" TO ALL QUESTIONS.
    Your right to silence is well entrenched in our Common Law which makes up much of our criminal law in Victoria. However experience shows that the majority of suspects end up incriminating themselves and getting into serious trouble because they frequently don't understand this fundamental right or they were not comprehensively advised of this right or don't have an experienced, hard working and astute criminal lawyer who properly understands those rights and implements a good strategy in a police interview.
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    POLICE INTERROGATION TACTICS IN A POLICE INTERVIEW IN AUSTRALIA.
    Although the following police interrogation tactics during a police interview in Victoria and throughout Australia appear on the face of it to be easily defensible, it's not as easy as one might think during a real life experience in a police station.
    The following are some of the police interrogation tactics to elicit incriminating information from suspects in police interviews:

  • The Reid technique; telling a suspect is lying by their physical reactions such as anxiety, irregular blinking of the eyes.
  • Good cop and bad cop technique.
  • The PEACE method: Preparation and Planning, Engage and Explain Account, Closure and Evaluate.
  • Encouraging the suspect's view point.
  • Discrediting the suspect by asking the suspect peripheral questions that police know they can disprove and that the suspect is likely to lie about.
  • Beating a confession out of suspects by deprivation or violence or undue pressure however please note that this technique is rarely used because it is unlawful and against police policy.
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    IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL ADVICE FROM OUR CRIMINAL LAWYERS PRIOR TO YOUR POLICE INTERVIEW
    It is critical to obtain legal advice from our criminal lawyers in Melbourne before a police interview for the following reasons:

  • You will receive a comprehensive explanation about your rights in a police interview or police interrogation for example whether you have to give your fingerprints, DNA, submit to an identification parade, submit to taking a photo etc...
  • You will know what to say and what not to say in a police interview or police interrogation.
  • In some situations we might write a statement for you to explain your conduct without incriminating you. You will be able to take the statement and read it out in a record of interview and say nothing else. Please note that when police take statements from suspects they are not interested in protecting the suspect from self incrimination.
  • You will know what to expect from police in a police interview or police interrogation in the police station.
  • You will find out about investigating police methodology and what they are likely to do next. Police frequently intercept mobile phones and house phones and execute search warrants on individuals banks and cooperation to find evidence against you.
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    IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL ADVICE AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN A POLICE INTERVIEW OR INTERROGATION
    Being in a police station can be a very daunting experience for many people. Suspects are frequently arrested and are not free to leave police custody. Suspects are placed in a room for a few hours and are interrogated by two police officers or more. Balot Reilly criminal lawyers can:

  • Properly advise you prior and during police interviews to protect your rights.
  • Attend the police station with you to protect your rights, negotiate with investigating police, discuss your bail etc.
  • Usually when an experienced criminal lawyer in police interviews from Balot Reilly attends the police station with you, the investigating police are less likely to engage in any undue pressure or questionable tactics( although most police officers are ethical) in the presence of a witness.

    You should respond no comment to all questions other than your name and address and consent to the taking of fingerprints on request until you contact Balot Reilly criminal Lawyers on our 24 hour emergency

    SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO MAKE A COMMENT IN A POLICE INTERVIEW
    Unlike what most criminal lawyers generally advise clients, we think that its not as simple as answering no comment to all questions asked of you.
    No comment responses are only the start of a good strategy to responding to a police interview and preserving your rights until you're able to contact a Balot Reilly criminal lawyer who is an expert in police interviews and police interrogations.
    On many occasions it's important to:

  • Make a comment for example in cases of possession of stolen goods, etc. where the benefit of making comment scrutinized by Balot Reilly criminal Lawyers, might avoid you being charged.
  • The law imposes a duty upon suspects to respond to questions such as operator driver of a vehicle where police are looking for a driver and the driver can't be identified or in compulsive examinations such as examinations before the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
  • It is beneficial to respond no comment to all questions asked of you after you have been identified.
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    CONTACT THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN MELBOURNE FOR POLICE INTERVIEWS AND POLICE INTERROGATIONS.
    You need to be mindful of your future so don't take your chances with an inexperienced criminal lawyer. As soon as the police arrest you on suspicion of committing a criminal offence in Victoria or the rest of Australia, call an experienced BALOT REILLY CRIMINAL DEFENCE TEAM MEMBER IMMEDIATELY, we will then advise you on how to handle your case as soon as you are arrested and potentially SAVE YOU from criminal charges and possible imprisonment. Our experienced criminal lawyers from Melbourne are available to assist you with your police interview or police interrogation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Melbourne criminal lawyers for police interviews and police interrogations
    Balot Reilly 462 William street Melbourne West, Victoria 3003

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