Avoid Letting Them Photograph You and If Arrested — NO COMMENT!

Source Green and Black Cross : http://greenandblackcross.org/legal/keyadvice

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Leg­al Sup­port 07946 541511
plus a soli­cit­or with rel­ev­ant exper­i­ence.

IF ARRES­TED — NO COM­MENT

You do not need to talk to the police about any­thing. If you are arres­ted, giv­ing your name and address will speed up the pro­cess of being released. Any oth­er inform­a­tion may be used again­st you and once you start talk­ing it can be hard to stop: so don’t say any­thing, it is easi­er! If they ask you ques­tions, just say ‘no com­ment’, until you have spoken to a soli­cit­or and don’t sign any­thing.

DON’T USE THE DUTY SOLI­CIT­OR

If you’re arres­ted you have a right to FREE leg­al advice. You can use a ‘duty soli­cit­or’ but we STRONGLY advise again­st. If you haven’t been told at the protest of loc­al soli­cit­ors who have exper­i­ence of deal­ing with pro­test­ers, we recom­mend you use BIND­MANS (020 7833 4433) who should be able to come to your inter­view if you are in Lon­don or oth­er­wise advise you by phone on what to do.

DON’T GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO POLICE

When you are stopped or searched under any search powers, you don’t have to give the police your details. The only time you are leg­ally required to give your name and address is if you are driv­ing a vehicle or involved in a road traf­fic acci­dent. If you are sus­pec­ted of anti-social beha­vi­or (caus­ing har­ass­ment, alarm or dis­tress) or when the cops want to issue you with a sum­mons with or fixed pen­alty notice, then the cops can arrest you if you fail to give them your details.

If you are arres­ted but you think there is no good reas­on for your arrest, the police may be just try­ing it on to get your per­son­al details (they have a data­base to fill). At this point you can still refuse to tell the arrest­ing officer and say that you will give your details to the cus­tody officer at the police sta­tion. You may find you are simply released so it can be worth wait­ing it out.

AVOID LET­TING THEM PHO­TO­GRAPH YOU
You don’t have to make it easy for them to pho­to­graph you — they have no power to for­ce you to com­ply with being pho­to­graphed or filmed unless you are being pro­cessed at the police sta­tion.

Check out the resources page for more info.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US VIA 07946 541511 (KEEP THIS NUM­BER WITH YOU)

* Call if you want prac­tic­al advice about your rights!
* Call if you want arrestee sup­port for your protest or action!
* Call if you want to know what to do after your arrest!
* Call if you were injured or sub­jec­ted to unac­cept­able police beha­vi­or!
* Call if you filmed or wit­nessed an arrest or police mis­con­duct!
* Call it you want inform­a­tion about the leg­al­ity of occu­pa­tions or cam­pus protest!

* Leg­al Sup­port in Scot­land
* SCALP 07975 560809
www.scalp.noflag.org.uk.

HAVE YOU BEEN ID’D IN A MET PHO­TO?
If you or a friend has been Id’d in one of the pho­tos the Met Police are pubish­ing you may want to read the fol­low­ing art­icles

An art­icle from fit­watch here
An art­icle on indy­media here

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Gata Malandra

Gata Malandra

Edit­or / Research­er at No Bounds
Gata is a music and arts lov­er, stud­ied anthro­po­logy, art man­age­ment and media pro­duc­tion ded­ic­at­ing most of her time to cre­at­ive pro­jects pro­duced by No Bounds.
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Gata is a music and arts lover, studied anthropology, art management and media production dedicating most of her time to creative projects produced by No Bounds.

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