Question: What Does Being Detained In Police Custody Mean?

Can you tell a cop you don’t answer questions?

The police are allowed to approach you and ask you questions.

In most cases, you do not have to answer their questions if you don’t want to.

However, it is always a good idea to be polite.

It may be a good idea to not answer questions from the police until you have spoken with a lawyer..

What happens if you tell a police officer I don’t answer questions?

You want to be brief and to the point when you give any information to a police officer. Do not attempt to volunteer any information in addition to what’s being asked of you. Any falsifications on your part (which can be verified by the police officer) will ultimately result in you telling a lie and getting arrested.

Why you should not talk to the police?

Talking to the police CANNOT help you, EVER: Police want to talk to you because they suspect you have committed a crime. If you are detained, they already have enough evidence to arrest you and they want to see if you will admit it and provide them with a stronger case against you.

Does police officer have identify himself?

A police officer is required to give their name, rank and station if you ask for that information. If you were being searched or the police officer first asked you for your name and address but then refused to provide his identity, he may be guilty of an offence and receive a fine.

What does detain mean?

transitive verb. 1 : to hold or keep in or as if in custody detained by the police for questioning. 2 obsolete : to keep back (something due) : withhold.

What does being detained by police mean?

You are being detained as soon as a police officer restricts your liberty, either through physical or psychological means. For example, you’re driving your car when a police officer intercepts you by activating the flashing light on the police car and indicating that you must pull over.

What happens when your in police custody?

If you are taken into custody. If you’re arrested, you’ll usually be taken to a police station, held in custody in a cell and questioned. After you’ve been questioned, you may be released with no further action, released under investigation, or on bail pending further enquiries or charged with a crime.

Can police take you into custody without arresting you?

However, the police can enter without a warrant or permission in order to arrest someone or take them into custody when they have reasonable grounds to believe that: they need to enter in order to prevent someone inside from being seriously injured or killed, or.

Is detaining the same as arresting?

Detention is similar to an arrest in that you’re not free to leave. However, detention is not the same thing as an arrest. When you’re detained by police officers, it’s usually for “brief and cursory” questioning. After the questioning is over, you’ll most likely be released.

Can you plead the Fifth to a cop?

How to Plead the Fifth. When you are pulled over or ever stopped by an officer of the law, you do not have to say anything beyond confirming your identification. If the officer tries to coerce you into saying anything incriminating, you have the right to Plead the Fifth.