Illegal Strip Search By Police
At public events, it is common to have a police presence, looking for attendees who may be carrying drugs or weapons. Police will often question and search people if they have suspicions that someone may be carrying either of these items. It is always best to be cooperative and calm if you find yourself in this situation, however saying less is always better; you may be required to provide personal details and show relevant identification.
Not all searches are legal.
Police cannot do a search without certain obligations being fulfilled. These obligations include:
- A reasonable suspicion that the search needs to be conducted
- Have your permission to conduct the search
- Have a warrant to do the search
If you or a family member were subjected to an illegal strip search by police, you may be entitled to compensation. We know that this is often a tough situation to deal with and offer compassion and knowledge to ensure you are looked after. Call us to book a free consultation to discuss your matter and see how we can assist.
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