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2. What information does the arrestee receive from the police?

As mentioned above, the police must present a charge sheet to the arrestee. The charge sheet includes details such as the date, time, and location of the alleged offence(s), as well as the specific legal provisions under which the charges are being brought. However, the Prosecution can decide whether to proceed with the charges initially drafted by the police in the charge sheet, amend them, or add more charges.


If police bail is granted, a new bail sheet will be issued to the defendant as well.


Additionally, the arrestee must also receive a copy of the Brief Facts, which specifies the Prosecution’s allegations against the arrestee. For the timing of receipt, the Brief Facts are normally provided to the defendant when he/she attends the first appearance at the Magistrates’ Courts.