Know your rights
5 THINGS TO REMEMBER
- NO COMMENT – you don’t need to answer any police questions, so don’t!
- NO PERSONAL DETAILS – you don’t need to give your details, even in a stop and search situation (unless you are driving a vehicle in which case you do – name, address and you may be asked for date of birth).
- WHAT POWER? – what am I being arrested for, what’s the reason? Challenge them as they may not be acting lawfully.
- NO DUTY SOLICITOR – duty solicitors often don’t have good protest experience – check out the link to solicitors here.
- NO CAUTION – accepting a caution is an admission of guilt, so don’t accept it!
STOP AND SEARCH
The police have special powers which allows them to stop and search people in certain circumstances. If you are stopped you do not have to give your personal details.
Some police forces are known to abuse these powers. Check out the guidelines here:
These are very useful to carry as they have all the key points on. Use the link below to download one for your region or protest site: