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Criminal Litigation

Criminal Litigation (17th edn)

Lisa Mountford and Martin Hannibal
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date: 04 October 2022

p. 895. The Right to Silence at the Police Stationlocked

p. 895. The Right to Silence at the Police Stationlocked

  • Martin Hannibal
  •  and Lisa Mountford

Abstract

This chapter explains the substantive law governing a defendant’s silence at the police station under ss. 34, 36, and 37 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (CJPOA) 1994. It covers the risks associated with s. 34 CJPOA 1994; drawing inferences from a failure to account under ss. 36 and 37 CJPOA 1994; and the practical aspects associated with remaining silent.

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