Get Set, Gold Coast! The Games are coming and our team at Brooke Winter Solicitors is excited to welcome all the wonderful visitors to our city to join the celebrations. There will be people visiting the Gold Coast from all around the world and although that leads to a lot of excitement, it can also lead to a lot of potential for crime to occur in the community.

We advise that people be on alert, ensuring to lock your homes and vehicles properly and also watch your personal belongings whilst out.

If you find yourself in trouble over the Commonwealth Games period, contact our expert team. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will have someone available to chat with you during the Games.

If you are arrested by Police during the period of the Games, be advised that you have the following rights:

  • You have the RIGHT to telephone a lawyer, relative or friend; and
  • You have the RIGHT to remain silent

Do not participate in any interviews or make any statements to Police, even if you believe it will help that situation. More often than not, it makes defending your case even harder. Keep in mind that anything you say can and will be used against you.

Learn more about criminal and police investigations here.

If you have traveled to the Gold Coast from another country and are charged by Police, please contact us immediately on 1300 066 669 and we will be happy to assist.

Image courtesy of Tim Sackton.