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Topic # 59114 27-Mar-2010 02:18
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When I get pulled over by the cop do I have to reply back. Like if he ask me if I got drugs and I do not reply. Can I do that and not reply. Can he look into the car even when I say no u cannot look in car. When getting pulled over for a beathtest wants my rights there, do they have to beathtest me. Can I say no. If I am waking and a cop come up to me and ask for I'd do I have to give it to them. One more thing is there a website. I can go to like YouTube I see there flex my rights. But nz one? Or is it the same law here. Thanks




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  Reply # 311789 27-Mar-2010 08:10
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well here's my view on questions like this

you are required to answer the police officer with your name and address
if you are stopped by a police officer and wants to search you or your car he must state why he wants to search you or your car his answer will be somthing like "under section 38 sub claus .. "if you refuse he has the power to place you under arrest then you must do as your told" because every thing you say or do as a reaction will come back at you "charges" you can shut your mouth and say nothing other than "i want to call my lawer"

his job is to keep all NZers safe

he is only there to protect you and other people so he must have a very good reason for stopping you

If you are carring drugs they can only be legal drugs if your carring the other type you will be a bigger loser and go directly to jail

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  Reply # 311790 27-Mar-2010 08:16
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Can I ask why you are asking this question. If you are a law abiding citizen then you shouldn't have any problems with the cops.




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  Reply # 311791 27-Mar-2010 08:33
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wmoore: Can I ask why you are asking this question. If you are a law abiding citizen then you shouldn't have any problems with the cops.


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  Reply # 311792 27-Mar-2010 08:33
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Not meny poeple know there rights and poeple need to stand up and know there rights. We got poeple in jail that did not do anything but the cops tricked them and they end up in jail




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  Reply # 311793 27-Mar-2010 08:36
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wmoore: Can I ask why you are asking this question.


When there are plenty of sites like this example providing the answers

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/settlementpack/Government/TheNZPolice/DealingWithThePolice.htm

wmoore: If you are a law abiding citizen then you shouldn't have any problems with the cops.


It's rather naive to think that you don't need to know your rights.

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  Reply # 311794 27-Mar-2010 08:45
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cws82us:  We got poeple in jail that did not do anything but the cops tricked them and they end up in jail


Can you name one?


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  Reply # 311802 27-Mar-2010 09:18
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You do have a right to refuse a breath test but, if you do and refuse to have a blood test, you risk (and most likely will) loose your license for 6months Likewise if you test positive for drunk driving.

But I agree - If you are obeying the law and not doing anything wrong, you have no need to worry about the police

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Reply # 311803 27-Mar-2010 09:23
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cws82us:  If I am waking and a cop come up to me and ask for I'd do I have to give it to them.


I'm having a lot of fun trying to imagine what the hell you mean with this sentence.  Or in fact, your entire post.


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  Reply # 311811 27-Mar-2010 10:15
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cws82us: When I get pulled over by the cop do I have to reply back. Like if he ask me if I got drugs and I do not reply. Can I do that and not reply. Can he look into the car even when I say no u cannot look in car. When getting pulled over for a beathtest wants my rights there, do they have to beathtest me. Can I say no. If I am waking and a cop come up to me and ask for I'd do I have to give it to them. One more thing is there a website. I can go to like YouTube I see there flex my rights. But nz one? Or is it the same law here. Thanks


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  Reply # 311818 27-Mar-2010 11:04
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cws82us: When I get pulled over by the cop do I have to reply back. Like if he ask me if I got drugs and I do not reply. Can I do that and not reply. Can he look into the car even when I say no u cannot look in car.

You must provide, your name, address, DOB and appropriate ID if you are driving, then your ID would be your drivers licence.
If you are a passanger, the you must provide name, address, DOB and who was driving/whos car it is.
If you do not answer the question of if there are drugs in the vehicle or on your person, and they suspect there is, they have the right to search you and the vehicle under the Misuse of Drugs act.

When getting pulled over for a beathtest wants my rights there, do they have to beathtest me. Can I say no.

You can refuse a breath test, but you cannot refuse an evidential blood test. Refusing an evidential blood test can result in loss of licence.

If I am waking and a cop come up to me and ask for I'd do I have to give it to them.

I assume you mean walking? If you have nothing to hide, then I do not see why any of this would be a problem for you.

One more thing is there a website. I can go to like YouTube I see there flex my rights. But nz one? Or is it the same law here. Thanks

I honestly do not know what you mean? If you have broken the law, and its fairly obvious if you have, then complying with police is more likely to get you diversion/lessened sentence, that is assuming its a first time offence, or something minor.


Finally, google and geekzone search is your friend. These questions have been answered many time on here before. Google has all of the answers you rrquire, if you need more help I suggest you contact your citizens advice bureau.

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Reply # 311820 27-Mar-2010 11:21
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wmoore: Can I ask why you are asking this question.


When there are plenty of sites like this example providing the answers

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/settlementpack/Government/TheNZPolice/DealingWithThePolice.htm

wmoore: If you are a law abiding citizen then you shouldn't have any problems with the cops.


It's rather naive to think that you don't need to know your rights.


Thank you Bung for the reply, but I am confused why they are directed at me and not the OP.




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  Reply # 311841 27-Mar-2010 12:21
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wmoore: Thank you Bung for the reply, but I am confused why they are directed at me and not the OP.


I was adding to your question and moderately disagreeing with the idea that if you are law abiding the Police will never be a problem.

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  Reply # 311844 27-Mar-2010 12:24
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wmoore: Can I ask why you are asking this question. If you are a law abiding citizen then you shouldn't have any problems with the cops.


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If you aren't prepared to cooperate then you have something to hide.


Those are both pretty simplistic views, there is nothing wrong with people asking the question (albeit terribly written), so that they are as educated as possible about their rights when dealing with police.

Like it or not there are sections of our police force that aren't as incorruptible as we would like to think.  I have witnessed some questionable behaviour from police when dealing with people at parties for example.  I have also witnessed and been on the receiving end of what I think is unforgivable behaviour - brushing off the public when they try to seek advice about very real criminal issues while they are patrolling Courtenay Place on a weekend evening.  These are isolated incidents I'm sure, but knowing your rights when you are confronted with one of these isolated incidents is crucial.

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  Reply # 311852 27-Mar-2010 13:01
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Bung:
wmoore: Thank you Bung for the reply, but I am confused why they are directed at me and not the OP.


I was adding to your question and moderately disagreeing with the idea that if you are law abiding the Police will never be a problem.


Thank you for clearing that up, I think your first word 'When' got me confused.




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  Reply # 311881 27-Mar-2010 15:38
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I don't see what's wrong with wanting to know your rights. I'm a law abiding citizen, but it's still interesting to know what the police can and can't do. It's not unheard of for the Police to take advantage of people that don't know their rights (i.e. conducting searches that people agreed to when they didn't have to)

If you don't know your rights, you're don't know when they're being abused.

All that said, boy that was a terribly written couple of posts cws82us!





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