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Your right to silence – when to speak to police

Your right to silence – when to speak to police

What would you do if you were arrested and taken into police custody? Few of us have stopped to consider this scenario apart from to hope it never happens. But at Gallant Law, we believe that everyone should be aware of their individual rights – including those...
Citizen’s arrest – when is it appropriate?

Citizen’s arrest – when is it appropriate?

At first glance, there seems to be something inherently heroic about the power to issue a citizen’s arrest. A citizen’s arrest allows any one of us to arrest a person we find committing an offence to stop the offence from continuing or ensure the offender...
The top 5 things people do wrong when they get arrested

The top 5 things people do wrong when they get arrested

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: being arrested is hugely stressful. At Gallant Law we firmly believe that everyone who comes into contact with the legal system should be treated fairly, lawfully and with respect. If you do get arrested, it’s vitally...
When will the police use DNA testing?

When will the police use DNA testing?

The recent introduction of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and other matters) Bill 2019 has granted police wide and expansive powers to conduct DNA testing – including the power to take a DNA sample from someone who has not yet been charged with an offence. ...

Video – When to talk to a lawyer

In this short video, our partner Lauren discusses the basics of when you should contact a lawyer. Below is a transcript if you prefer to read it! “If you’re charged with an offence, if police have served charges on you, give us a call before you’re...

Video – Women & Mothers who get arrested

In this short video, our partner Lauren outlines some of the help and support services available for women who find themselves arrested. If you prefer to read the transcript please see below: “If you’re a woman that’s just been arrested or you find...