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I gave a short statement to a police officer regarding a car

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I gave a short statement to a police officer regarding a car accident while in hospital and being treated with Morphine, can it be used as evidence?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Is there any reason you think it could not?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was not cautioned before giving the statement plus people who visited me on the same day have said that I was having mild hallucinations
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, they can use it.

Once you make a statement it becomes part of the evidence. You cannot remove evidence from vision.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

They do not usually caution witnesses. They are not in a cautionable position.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Generally speaking anything they say will not be taken down and used as evidence against them.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If this is a S9 statement then it can be used.

Sorry if that is bad news.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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