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Right To Remain Silent

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Do British citizens have the right to remain silent when police come to your door or car and notify them that your lawyer will be in contact rather than you? They will probably leave you with a fine or caution no matter if you tell the truth or lie they will still aim to prosecute you.

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You are under no obligation to answer questions and have a right to silence. However, in English law if you remain silent and do not answer questions when formally interviewed under PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) but then seek to rely upon a defence at court, which you might reasonably have been expected to raise during interview, the court may draw an adverse inference from a refusal/failure to mention it at the time.

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Do British citizens have the right to remain silent when police come to your door or car and notify them that your lawyer will be in contact rather than you? They will probably leave you with a fine or caution no matter if you tell the truth or lie they will still aim to prosecute you.

What's your point?

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99% of people will be in the wrong state of mind in a state of shock answering questions is likely to trip u up and get you fined or jailed or go against you in court. I understand some defence lawyers can talk for you without your presence or you can come with the lawyer back for a police interview at a later date. Is this correct?

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