What are my rights with police? Families members of people who have been arrested don't have to answer any questions without a lawyer. You do have to provide your name and address when asked. Always check the details of a search warrant, as any items taken by the police during a search can stay in their custody until the matter is resolved. This can take a long time. If you are concerned about how the police behaved in your home, you have the right to make a complaint. Visit the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission's website to learn more. IBAC website For more information, including what to do if you are assaulted by a police officer, please visit the Police Accountability Project.