Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 5.3 - Terrorism  

Division 105 - Preventative detention orders  

Subdivision B - Preventative detention orders  

SECTION 105.5A   105.5A   Special assistance for person with inadequate knowledge of English language or disability  
If the police officer who is detaining a person under a preventative detention order has reasonable grounds to believe that the person is unable, because of inadequate knowledge of the English language or a disability, to communicate with reasonable fluency in that language:

(a) the police officer has an obligation under subsection 105.31(3) to arrange for the assistance of an interpreter in informing the person about:

(i) the effect of the order or any extension, or further extension, of the order; and

(ii) the person ' s rights in relation to the order; and

(b) the police officer has an obligation under subsection 105.37(3A) to give the person reasonable assistance to:

(i) choose a lawyer to act for the person in relation to the order; and

(ii) contact the lawyer.

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