1 Leeds & West Yorkshire Bustcard March 2021

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 and date of birth to speed your release. For your protection and 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: Harrison Bundy (Leeds): 0113 200 7400 / 07659 106872 (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.

Key Messages

Coronavirus

COVID-19 has lead to changes in policing & protest law which may affect the information in this guide. Please also read our guide to Coronavirus & Protest Law.

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.

  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.

  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.

  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.

  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.

Coronavirus

COVID-19 has lead to changes in policing & protest law which may affect the information in this guide. Please also read our guide to Coronavirus & Protest Law.

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.

  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.

  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.

  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.

  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.

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