Police cautions, warnings and penalty notices

The Police or Crown Prosecution Service can give you a caution (warning) or a penalty notice if you commit a minor crime.The rules are different in Scotland. Cautions Cautions are given to anyone aged 10 or over for minor crimes - for example writing graffiti on a bus shelter. You have to admit an offence … Continue reading Police cautions, warnings and penalty notices

Police powers of arrest: your rights

To arrest you the police need reasonable grounds to suspect you're involved in a crime for which your arrest is necessary The police have powers to arrest you anywhere and at any time, including on the street, at home or at work.The rules are different in Scotland. The police arrest procedure If you’re arrested the … Continue reading Police powers of arrest: your rights

Your rights in police custody

The custody officer at the police station must explain your rights. You have the right to: get free legal advice tell someone where you are have medical help if you’re feeling ill see the rules the police must follow (‘Codes of Practice’) see a written notice telling you about your rights, eg regular breaks for … Continue reading Your rights in police custody

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