NSW Refusing to Sign Police Notebook - Difference in Court Admissions?

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  1. waterbottle7

    waterbottle7 Active Member

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    After an arrest & information log being detailed by police in a notebook, is it lawful to refuse to sign the facts?

    What is the difference in court admissions if an unsigned version still holds accountable before the judge, and a signed version?
     
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    Scruff Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know, there would be no difference if you were asked to sign. The Police would simply note that you were asked and refused.
     
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  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer
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    As long as it's true, you might be able to say something like
    "I did not agree that they had accurately recorded what I said, Your Honour."
    Of course, if you are also recorded on body-cam, then you might have a problem.
     
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