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Flashcards in The Practice Note On Police Questioning Deck (7):
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Note 1

Ask Anyone
A member of the police may ask questions of any person, but must not suggest it is compulsory to answer

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Note 2

I Know It Was You
Whenever police have sufficient evidence to charge a person with a offence or seeks to interview a person in custody, the person must be given their caution rights before being invited to make a statement or answer questions

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Note 3

Don't Cross Examine Me
Questions of a person in custody or of whom there is sufficient evidence to charge must not amount to cross examination

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Note 4

Tell them more
The substance of allegations must be fairly explained

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Note 5

Record it Live
Any statement made by a person in custody or in respect of whom there is sufficient evidence to charge should be recorded on video, unless impractical or person declines to do so

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What are four possible consequences to breaching the bill of rights, evidence act and practice note on police questioning

Evidence can be disallowed
Case may be dismissed
Affect officers credibility
Result in adverse publicity, legal criticism, complaints

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Cross-examination

Questioning that forces the person into an admission of guilt