When the police have either detained a person or are investigating an allegation, there is a possibility that an interview could take place. In most drink and drug driving cases, there will be no interview. However, usually only where there are missing pieces of key information, the police will try to close the gaps in their case by interviewing the suspect.
The police rely on what is said in interview to gather further information regarding an alleged offence, and what is said in the interview can mean the difference between being charged, and no further action being taken. It can also mean the difference between ultimately winning a case and losing a case, and therefore what is said, or not said, during a police interview is incredibly important.
As a police interview will often be motivated by a desire to get the alleged offender to further incriminate themselves making “No Comment” will be advised in the majority of cases. However, there are important exceptions to this depending on the facts of the case.