Question: Do police have to give you their name and number?

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.

Does a police officer have to give you his name?

You DO NOT have to give your name and address unless the officer points out an offence he / she suspects you have committed. However, not providing your details may lead to you being detained for longer.

What can police do if you dont give your name?

Witnesses - when the police can stop and question you If you refuse to provide your name, address, date and place of birth and nationality after you have been told by the police why they have stopped to question you this refusal is an offence you could be arrested and charged for.

Do police have to identify themselves if asked?

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.

Can you refuse to go in for questioning?

If you do comply, the police officers will not read your Miranda rights and you may answer the questions they ask you. You do have the right to refuse or ignore a request for questioning, but the officers may choose to arrest you, depending on the nature of the case.

What to do if you are stopped and searched?

To work out if you are being stopped and searched or if it is a stop and account, you can ask the officer: Am I being detained? A police officer can only detain you when carrying out a stop and search, so if the answer is no, you are not being detained, it is a stop and account and you are free to leave.

Do you have to talk to investigators?

You can refuse to talk to a detective at any time. They will probably not leave you alone, but you do not have to talk to them; even if youre arrested (see more on this below). When a detective wants to talk to you because youre a suspect, they will generally be very nice and even friendly.

What happens if you dont talk to investigators?

A Detective Can Issue a Warrant if You Will Not Talk to Them (or if you do talk to them). Detectives only need probable cause that a crime occurred to issue a warrant to arrest or take you into custody immediately. Probable cause is not enough evidence to prove a case once it enters the courts though.

Do I have to talk to investigators?

You can refuse to talk to a detective at any time. They will probably not leave you alone, but you do not have to talk to them; even if youre arrested (see more on this below). When a detective wants to talk to you because youre a suspect, they will generally be very nice and even friendly.

Why you should not talk to the police?

You cannot talk your way out of being arrested and you cannot give them any information that will help you at trial. Anything you say can be used against you but it does not work the other way around where it can work for you. The judge will dismiss it as “hearsay” and it will not help you in court.

Can someone film me without my permission UK?

Legal restrictions on photography In the United Kingdom there are no laws forbidding photography of private property from a public place. Civil proceeding can be taken if a person is filmed without consent, and privacy laws exist to protect a person where they can expect privacy.

What happens if someone films you without permission?

An individual could be ordered to pay damages in a civil lawsuit against them or might even face jail time or a hefty fine. So, if someone recorded you without your consent, it is considered a gross infringement on your privacy, and you can initiate a lawsuit against them.

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