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Rights of arrested persons
Chapter Four - The Bill of Rights
Article 49. Rights of arrested persons

(1) An arrested person has the right--
    (a)  to be informed promptly, in language that the person understands, of--
             (i)     the reason for the arrest;
            (ii)     the right to remain silent; and
           (iii)     the consequences of not remaining silent;
    (b)  to remain silent;
    (c)   to communicate with an advocate, and other persons whose assistance is necessary;
    (d)   not to be compelled to make any confession or admission that could be used in evidence against the person;
    (e)   to be held separately from persons who are serving a sentence;
    (f)   to be brought before a court as soon as reasonably possible, but not later than--
              (i)      twenty-four hours after being arrested; or
             (ii)      if the twenty-four hours ends outside ordinary court hours, or on a day that is not an ordinary court day, the end of the next court day;
    (g)   at the first court appearance, to be charged or informed of the reason for the detention continuing, or to be released; and
    (h)   to be released on bond or bail, on reasonable conditions, pending a charge or trial, unless there are compelling reasons not to be released.
(2) A person shall not be remanded in custody for an offence if  the offence is punishable by a fine only or by imprisonment for not more than six months.


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