Noordanus AdvocatuurRight to Silence

Right to Silence

As a suspect being interviewed at the police station, you have certain rights, one of which is the right to remain silent and not answer questions you do not wish to answer. This is known as the right to silence. However, exercising the right to silence may not always be the wisest choice. Therefore, it is advisable to discuss your case openly and confidentially with your lawyer at an early stage. Your lawyer can then advise you on whether it is prudent to exercise your right to silence or not.

Mr. Noordanus often assists suspects at the police station, providing advice on the rights you have while detained or being questioned. If you are arrested, you are entitled to legal assistance at no cost. If you prefer Mr. Noordanus to represent you instead of an assigned duty lawyer, you can indicate Mr. Noordanus’s name as your preferred lawyer when you are arrested. Mr. Noordanus will then come to the police station where you are detained at no extra cost to provide you with legal assistance. Whether you are in Almere, Lelystad, Amsterdam, Groningen, or Maastricht, it doesn’t matter! This does not take any extra time either. Mr. Noordanus will come to the police station as soon as she receives the call because it is essential for you to receive good legal assistance from the moment of your arrest and before the police begin questioning you. It is also wise to contact our office if you have received a summons for questioning.


The texts on this website cannot be used as a basis for any legal rights. Additionally, these texts should not be considered as legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your specific situation, please contact the law firm.