Users' questions

How long do police take to investigate?

How long do police take to investigate?

Again, there are no one-size-fits-all answers to the length of time the overall case may take once it goes to trial. Quicker cases can take a few months, while more complex ones can take a year or more.

What must the police give you when you report a crime?

If you do report a crime the police will explain what will happen next. They should also give you the contact details of the police officer dealing with your case and a crime reference number.

What happens when someone presses charges against you?

If there is a charge against you, a summons will appear in your mail. The police will “notify you” by arresting you if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest but they will not likely just stop by or call to let you know there is a charge.

How much time can you get for hitting a cop?

Assaulting a police officer is an offence under sections 58 and 60 Crimes Act 1914. The maximum penalty for this offence is 5 years imprisonment, or 2 years imprisonment if the matter is finalised in the Local Court.