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Your Rights on Arrest

You have the following rights on arrest:
  1. To be told you are under arrest, what you have been arrested for, and to be cautioned,
  2. To be told your rights and formally cautioned by the custody manager upon your arrival at the police station,
  3. To contact a friend, relative or guardian,
  4. To contact an embassy or consulate if you are a foreign national,
  5.  To contact a lawyer,
  6. To have a lawyer present,
  7.  To have an interpreter present if necessary,
  8. To receive medical assistance if necessary,
  9.  To receive food and water, and
  10. To access bathroom facilities.
If you are under 18, an Indigenous person, an intellectually or physically disabled person or are from a non-English speaking background, you have the additional right to:
  1. Have a support person with you, and
  2. Have your specific vulnerabilities taken into account.

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