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2. WHAT MUST I DO IF I AM ARRESTED?

Any arrested person has the right to remain silent and not to implicate himself. In most cases, it is not advisable to say anything to the police. If a statement to the police can resolve any misunderstanding or show your innocence, a lawyer should make those representations on your behalf.

It is not advisable to sign anything except your written explanation of rights normally presented to all arrested persons.

When arrested, the police are entitled to:

  • take your finger-prints, palm-prints or foot-prints or may cause any such prints to be taken
  • arrange an identity parade- you must insist on the presence of a legal representative
  • take such steps in order to ascertain whether your body has any mark, characteristic or distinguishing feature or show any condition or appearance
  • take a photograph of you
  • take you to a doctor to have your blood drawn.

 

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