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VIC Breach of Bail - How to Retract Signature from Statement?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Sarah Elliott, 10 December 2015.

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  1. Sarah Elliott

    Sarah Elliott Member

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    I sign a statement today regarding my partner's breach of bail curfew. I now have thought about it, as I was put on the spot to sign at my doorstep, and I don't want my signature on the statement anymore.

    How do I go about this?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that you can completely "retract" the statement that you have already made. You may be able to make a supplementary statement but I imagine what you have already said can be used against you.
     
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    Therese Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sarah,

    I agree with Sophea - it will be hard to retract.

    I would suggest contacting legal aid or a lawyer and see if a statutory declaration or another type of statement could outweigh the document already signed.
     
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