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If you think you have been subject to an illegal instance or an unwarranted strip search, Paramount Law can help.

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    Understand your rights when police want to conduct illegal searches that involve you

    We have helped many people in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth with their cases. You don’t have to feel like you don’t have a voice when it comes to these situations. If you think you’re the victim of one of these instances, speak with us today.

    Police can only do physical pat downs if you are in a public place. They can feel over the outside of your clothing, request that you empty your pockets and remove jackets and coats. If they believe you have a weapon, they can use a metal detector or ask you to show them an object they suspect.

    They must also be performed by an officer of the same gender (if possible) and they must make a written record of the instance, as well as provide receipts for any confiscated items.

    Experience and expertise to help with your unwarranted or illegal search complaints

    Paramount Law has over 25 years of combined experience, which means we can help you achieve the best possible outcome. We have helped many people across a range of legal issues, and we can do the same for you. We’re always more than happy to support our clients, no matter the complexity of the case.

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    In Australia, if the police want to explore your property or yourself, the must fulfil certain obligations first. They must either:

    • Have a reasonable suspicion that a search must be conducted
    • Have your permission to conduct it
    • Have a warrant to do so.

    To find out more about our solutions towards unwarranted searches and further services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to provide all the information you need and discuss your situation in detail. Call our head office today on 1300 727 266 to speak with us directly or email us at and we will get back to you shortly.

    Please note: In order to pursue this claim you will need to know the badge number and/or the name of the officer involved.

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