WHERE A POLICE OFFICER DEMANDS YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

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Police officers have the power to require you to state your correct name and address, and can require you to verify the accuracy of that information, in the following circumstances:

  1. a police officer finds you committing an offence; or
  2. a police officer reasonably suspects you have committed an offence; or
  3. a police officer is about to take—or
    • your identifying particulars under an identifying particulars notice or an order of a court; or
    • a DNA sample from the person under a DNA sample notice or an order; or
    • an authorised examiner is about to perform a non-medical examination
  4. a police officer is about to give, is giving, or has given someone a noise abatement direction, an initial nuisance direction or a final nuisance direction;
  5. a police officer is attempting to enforce a warrant, forensic procedure order or registered corresponding forensic procedure order or serve you;
  6. a police officer reasonably suspects you have been or are about to be involved in an act of domestic violence or associated domestic violence;
  7. a police officer reasonably suspects you may be able to help in the investigation of—
    • an act of domestic violence or associated domestic violence; or
    • a relevant vehicle incident;
  8. a police officer reasonably suspects you may be able to help in the investigation of an alleged indictable offence because you were near the place where the alleged offence happened before, when, or soon after it happened;
  9. you are in control of a vehicle that is stationary on a road or has been stopped;

Queensland legislation governing police powers continually changes and if you are in doubt you should contact us.

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