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There a number of restrictions imposed by the government as a result of COVID-19. It is an evolving situation and subject to change. If you have any enquiries about your obligations due to COVID-19 restrictions, you should get legal advice.
Your rights and responsibilities when talking to, or being questioned by the police.
Information about your rights and responsibilities when being arrested and what the police can and can’t do.
General information about warrants including situations when they may be executed upon you, and what to do if warrant has been issued for your arrest.
Rules for how and when the police can search you, your property, or a vehicle without a warrant.
Useful information about what happens if you’ve been arrested and taken into police custody, including police powers and your rights and responsibilities.
Information about the different ways that you can be charged with an offence and made to go to court. Also includes penalties for failing to appear and making a complaint.
Information about how you can make a complaint to the police about an offence.
Find out what to do if you think the Queensland Police are not doing the right thing and how to make a complaint about it.
What details the police can take if you’ve been charged with offence. Including identifying particulars, and body and DNA samples.