Search
  • Resolution Chambers

The right to remain silent

Updated: Jun 5

We all know the carol Silent Night. As we head into the holidays, it is important to know that you truly do have a right to remain silent.


As the festive season comes into full swing, it is inevitable that there will be an increase in driving-related and alcohol-fuelled incidents. Here we provide some useful information on how the law protects us and give some advice for dealing with police encounters.


A police officer can arrest anyone without a warrant if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have committed an offence or are committing an offence. The burden of proof, or onus, is on the police to gather the evidence to support these grounds. On arrest, the officer must caution the arrested person — or as soon afterwards as is reasonably practicable — that they have been arrested and that they are not obliged to say anything, but that anything they do say may be used in evidence against them.


In plain terms, after arrest a suspect need not say anything to the police, beyond providing basic personal information — name, date of birth and address.


Read the rest of the article on The Royal Gazette

5 views

Recent Posts

See All

Justice delayed is justice denied

Dear Sir, It was with consternation that I read in The Royal Gazette of recent edition “that it is unlikely there will be any further jury trials for the rest of 2020”. I am sure that the judge who ma

1st Floor Innovation House

46 Reid Street

Hamilton HM12

Bermuda

+1 441 595 3789

vgreening@resolutionchambers.com

Video/Zoom as well as boardroom consultations are available.

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
Contact Us

© 2020 by Resolution Chambers