You may be released without charge or further action released on bail remanded in custody
You have the same privileges as those under 18 years.
If you are under 18 years of age and are detained by the police then your parent or guardian should be informed.
You can contact solicitors and provide them with the details of the person arrested and if known, the station they are being
You have the right to free legal advice. The lawyers CAGE recommends all have contracts with the Criminal Defence Service and can
You can be held without charge for up to 14 days if you are arrested under the Terrorism Act.
The police can only refuse your request in circumstances where the police have ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe other suspects may be informed
Remain calm and courteous. Request the support of a solicitor you trust and follow his/her professional advice Remain cautious of “innocent” chitchat
Being arrested: The police should caution you and inform you that you have been arrested. The police must tell you the crime
Stay calm and collected. Remember that being arrested does not mean you will be charged, let alone convicted.