201601.08
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Should I give a witness statement?

If you have been asked by the police to make a statement as a witness, it is important to understand what the implications may be. What is a witness? A witness is a person who has information which may be useful in a case being heard in a Court. This information is called evidence. Giving…

201511.26
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Do I have the right to silence?

The right to silence after being cautioned by the Police is a fundamental right enjoyed in Australia. If the Police caution you in a recorded interview or in any situation, you do not have to answer any further questions that the police put to you. What is the “right to silence”? The right to silence…

201510.29
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Do I need a criminal lawyer?

Not every legal matter requires the use of a lawyer. If you are going to the small claims court or fighting a speeding ticket you may choose to represent yourself. However, in many situations you may not wish to chance the risks of going it alone without the advice of an experienced lawyer to guide…