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If you are a suspect or witness in a police investigation, our criminal lawyers can provide you with expert guidance and representation.

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Police Investigations

If you are a suspect or a witness in a police investigation, our criminal lawyers can provide you with expert guidance and representation.

We protect your rights and advance your interests.

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Witnesses & Suspects in Police Investigations

If you believe you may be suspected of committing a crime, or are simply unsure about your role as a witness, contact our expert criminal lawyers for advice and representation.

For police investigations, our lawyers provide guidance by:

  • providing advice and representation to people suspected of committing criminal offences;

  • supporting individuals, family members or business owners during police investigations; and

  • liaising with police and other agencies during police investigations.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with police investigations to determine if we can assist in your case. 

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The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law case.

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Witnesses & Suspects in Police Investigations

If you believe you may be suspected of committing a crime, or are simply unsure about your role as a witness, contact our expert criminal lawyers for advice and representation.

For police investigations, our lawyers provide guidance by:

  • providing advice and representation to people suspected of committing criminal offences;

  • supporting individuals, family members or business owners during police investigations; and

  • liaising with police and other agencies during police investigations.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with police investigations to determine if we can assist in your case. 

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Experienced Advocates

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your case.

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Police Investigations (Queensland)

Police Investigations - Police Search Powers in Queensland

Police Search Powers in Queensland

The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) sets out a range of the police search powers that exist for the Queensland Police Service. There are further powers, shared with other law enforcement agencies, which allow access and search powers for police. In cases where police act beyond their power, information gathered or obtained may be ruled inadmissible by courts.

Police Investigations - The Right to Silence in Queensland

The right to silence is not unlimited. There are important exceptions to the right to silence. In some cases, people can be compelled by law enforcement agencies to speak – even where it might tend to incriminate them. In some cases, remaining silent can even be taken as an admission as to guilt. If you seek advice about the right to silence, contact our experienced criminal lawyers.

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Police Investigations - Cooperating With Police

Cooperating with Police

During a police investigation, people are often (not always) offered the opportunity to voluntarily assist with their investigations. Cooperating with police can be an important decision that can fundamentally alter the outcome of an investigation or resulting prosecution. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals who are weighing up their options to assist the police.

Police Investigations - Police Arrest Procedures

Police Arrest Procedures

For people who are suspected of committing an offence, or have been charged with a criminal offence, there are often questions about police arrest procedures that exist in Queensland. For some charges, there are mandatory steps police must take before they charge a person. Our team provides advice and representation for individuals facing arrest or who have been charged by police.

Police Investigations - Being Detained by Police

Being Detained by Police

In order for police to be able to detain a person, there are certain legal standards that must be met. In cases where the basis for detaining a person is challenged and cannot be substantiated, charges may be stayed or police may be prevented from relying on any ‘tainted’ evidence. In some cases, compensation claims are possible where there is an unlawful arrest or detention by police.

Complaints about Police Investigations

There are many cases in which people who have been the subject of investigation, arrest or prosecution feel aggrieved by their treatment by police. While an experienced criminal lawyer may assist a person in making a complaint about police misconduct or corruption, there are a number of agencies or organisations established whose function is to pursue such issues.

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About Police Investigations

Police Investigations (Queensland)

Police Investigations - Police Search Powers in Queensland

The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) sets out a range of the police search powers that exist for the Queensland Police Service. There are further powers, shared with other law enforcement agencies, which allow access and search powers for police. In cases where police act beyond their power, information gathered or obtained may be ruled inadmissible by courts.

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Police Investigations - The Right to Silence in Queensland

The right to silence is not unlimited. There are important exceptions to the right to silence. In some cases, people can be compelled by law enforcement agencies to speak – even where it might tend to incriminate them. In some cases, remaining silent can even be taken as an admission as to guilt. If you seek advice about the right to silence, contact our experienced criminal lawyers.

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Police Investigations - Cooperating With Police

During a police investigation, people are often (not always) offered the opportunity to voluntarily assist with their investigations. Cooperating with police can be an important decision that can fundamentally alter the outcome of an investigation or resulting prosecution. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals who are weighing up their options to assist the police.

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Police Investigations - Police Arrest Procedures

For people who are suspected of committing an offence, or have been charged with a criminal offence, there are often questions about police arrest procedures that exist in Queensland. For some charges, there are mandatory steps police must take before they charge a person. Our team provides advice and representation for individuals facing arrest or who have been charged by police.

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Police Investigations - Being Detained by Police

In order for police to be able to detain a person, there are certain legal standards that must be met. In cases where the basis for detaining a person is challenged and cannot be substantiated, charges may be stayed or police may be prevented from relying on any ‘tainted’ evidence. In some cases, compensation claims are possible where there is an unlawful arrest or detention by police.

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Complaints about Police Investigations

There are many cases in which people who have been the subject of investigation, arrest or prosecution feel aggrieved by their treatment by police. While an experienced criminal lawyer may assist a person in making a complaint about police misconduct or corruption, there are a number of agencies or organisations established whose function is to pursue such issues.

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Call our criminal lawyers if you seek advice about a police investigation. 

If you engage us to assist you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. 

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Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Call our criminal lawyers if you seek advice about a police investigation.

If you engage us to assist you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations.

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