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NSW Consequences of Self Reporting Assault to Police?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by D78, 24 August 2015.

  1. D78

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    If someone was to self report an offence to police, should they take legal representation with them?

    What are rules regarding spouses reporting if they are aware of an indecent assault committed? Could they be charged under criminal law as well if they don't report?
     
  2. Do I need a Lawyer

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    You should never go to the police without first seeking legal advice. There really are no exceptions to that rule.
     
  3. Tim W

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    Yes.
    They have the same obligations as any other private citizen.
    So the answer is "it depends on the offence".
    Subject to many ifs, buts, and variables, sometimes, yes. This is because concealing an offence can sometimes be an offence in itself.
     
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