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(p. 89) 5. The Right to Silence at the Police Station 

(p. 89) 5. The Right to Silence at the Police Station
(p. 89) 5. The Right to Silence at the Police Station

Martin Hannibal

and Lisa Mountford

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date: 03 December 2020

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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