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Training role-play #9 - Arrest & detention

Arrest and detention (10-20 minutes)

The police can arrest you if:

  • they have a warrant for your arrest or are aware that a warrant for your arrest is outstanding, or
  • they have "reasonable grounds to believe" that you have committed an indictable offence.

Everyone has the right on arrest or detention:

  • to be informed promptly of the reasons for their arrest;
  • to retain and instruct a lawyer without delay and to be informed of that right; and
  • to have the validity of the detention determined by way of habeas corpus and to be released if the detention is not lawful.