Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Arrest and your rights

Police can now arrest you for any offence, however minor, if they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that you have commited or are about to commit an offence, under the terms of the extended Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA).

Police powers of arrest are therefore wide and it is likely that at some point in your life either you or someone you know will be arrested. It is therefore imortant that all of us are aware of our rights and one easily readable document that puts the arrest process and your rights into clear perspective can be found here.

This website provides very useful information for anyone thinking about getting involved in demonstrations of any kind and the organisation respoinsible for it is a not for profit activists legal project collective. Information concerning workshops, how to set up your own legal support group and other general legal resources are provided.

Further information can be found here.

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