Rights of an arrested person

In relation to the criminal law in your country, outline five rights of an arrested person

Rights of an arrested person include;

  • To remain silent.
  • Not to be compelled to make any confession/admission that could be used in evidence against the person.
  • To communicate with an advocate and other person whose assistance is necessary.
  • To be informed promptly, in language that a person understands.
  • To be held separately from persons who are serving sentence.
  • To be brought before a court as soon as reasonably possible but not later than 24 hours after being arrested and if the 24 hours ends outside ordinary court hours, or on a day that is not an ordinary court day, the end of the next court day.



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