Procedures

A step by step guide to simple legal processes.

If you are arrested without warrant, the police officer must tell you the full details of the offence for which he is arresting you. If you are arrested under a warrant, the police officer must tell you the substance of the warrant.

 

If the offence for which you are being arrested is a bailable offence, you have the right to be released on bail. The police officer making arrest has the duty to inform you about your right to seek bail.

 

If you are being arrested, you have the right to inform a relative or a friend about your arrest.

 

After you are arrested, you have the right to be produced before nearest magistrate within 24 hours of arrest.

 

If you are arrested without a warrant, you can not be detained in custody for more than 24 hours. For longer detention, orders from court must be procured.

 

As soon as you are arrested, you have the right to consult a legal practitioner of your choice. If you are poor, you can get free legal aid.

 

When you are produced before a magistrate or anytime under custody, you have the right to be medically examined.