10. Emotional Support

Being arrested can be an intimidating and isolating experience. Remember you’re not alone, and that emotions you may be feeling are a perfectly normal, and very human reaction.

There are lots of sources of support and guidance available.

Meeting and talking with other people facing the same pressures, and working together, can make everyone stronger. Contact us to find out if we are organising a defendants’ meeting.

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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