ADVICE ON ARREST
Say “NO COMMENT” to all police questions during casual chats, ‘booking in’ & interviews.
At the police station you may wish to give your name, address, date of birth and nationality to speed your release. For your protection & that of other people don’t answer further questions.
Do not accept a CAUTION without advice from a recommended solicitor. This is an admission of responsibility and goes on the police national computer.
You have the right to FREE LEGAL ADVICE at the police station.
Duty solicitors don’t always have experience with protest law, we recommend asking the police to contact one of the following:
- ITN (Irvine Thanvi Natas): 020 3909 8100
- HJA (Hodge Jones & Allen): 0844 848 0222
- Bindmans: 0207 833 4433 / 020 7305 5638 (out of hours)
- Kelly’s: 01273 674 898 / 0800 387 463 (out of hours)
You have the right to have someone informed of your arrest (make that the Protest Support Line unless otherwise arranged: 07946 541 511).
You have the right to an interpreter if English is not your first language.
If you are or appear under 18 an appropriate adult should be called.
If you witness an arrest, want support or have legal questions about protest
firstname.lastname@example.org 07946 541 511
Legal Observers are independent volunteers who gather evidence on
behalf of protesters and act to counter police intimidation and
misbehaviour. Read more about your rights and protest legislation:
STOP AND SEARCH: You do not have to give your name and address
under any stop and search power, see above website for more details.
Legally you must be told the reason and the power that you are being
After arrest &/or if you have a court date & want advice email