If you are charged with a criminal offence and make admissions during an electronic record of interview, the recording of the interview may be played to the court and jury should your matter proceed to trial. Therefore, deciding whether or not you participate in an electronic record of interview is one of the most fundamental decisions that you can make in your case.
Our office is able to give detailed and prompt advice as to whether or not we recommend you participate in an electronic record of interview with police. With proper legal advice, you can ensure that your rights are being properly protected.
By engaging Russo Lawyers at an early opportunity, you can feel confident in knowing you are making the right decision. What is or is not said during a record of interview can have a significant impact on your case. If handled appropriately, the decision made may result in you not being charged. Other factors may also contribute to whether or not you participate in an electronic record of interview, such as whether or not there are internal disciplinary proceedings on foot.
If you have not had the opportunity to obtain expert legal advice before being the opportunity to participate in an electronic record of interview, always remember your right to silence, and exercise that right to silence until further advice is obtained. You are obliged to provide police with information, however, including your name, date of birth, and address if and when directed by them. Fail to comply with this direction can result in a charge of contravene direction or requirement being imposed on you.
Russo Lawyers can provide support and advice during the interview process to help ensure that the best outcome is achieved in your case.