LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

NSW Consequences of Self Reporting Assault to Police?

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

  1. D78

    D78 Member

    Joined:
    24 December 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Do I need a Lawyer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    21 January 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    You should never go to the police without first seeking legal advice. There really are no exceptions to that rule.
     
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    Joined:
    28 April 2014
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    403
    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.
     

Share This Page

Loading...