What can the Police do to restrain and search you?

by 8 April 2021Criminal Defence, FAQ

What can the Police do to restrain and search you?

The Police can use reasonable make against you to effect the arrest:

  • The Police cannot use more restraint than is necessary to prevent your escape.
  • The Police can search you after the arrest is made
  • Only a female Police officer can search a woman who has been arrested

During your arrest, you can ask the Police officer carrying out the arrest to identify himself to give you the reason for your arrest.

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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.

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