Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 8 January 2015 to date (accessed 30 January 2015 at 21:55)
Part 9Division 3Section 122

122   Custody manager to caution, and give summary of Part to, detained person

(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 356M)

(1)  As soon as practicable after a person who is detained under this Part (a detained person) comes into custody at a police station or other place of detention, the custody manager for the person must orally and in writing:
(a)  caution the person that the person does not have to say or do anything but that anything the person does say or do may be used in evidence, and
(b)  give the person a summary of the provisions of this Part that is to include reference to the fact that the maximum investigation period may be extended beyond 4 hours by application made to an authorised officer and that the person, or the person’s legal representative, may make representations to the authorised officer about the application.
(2)  The giving of a caution does not affect a requirement of any law that a person answer questions put by, or do things required by, a police officer.
(3)  After being given the information referred to in subsection (1) orally and in writing, the person is to be requested to sign an acknowledgment that the information has been so given.
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