What to do if you are arrested
- To know what you’ve been arrested for – ask!
- If the police wish to charge you or interview you, to contact and consult YOUR CHOICE of solicitor, free. We strongly advise against using the duty solicitor. We would recommend using one of the following solicitors;
- You do not have the right to a phone call but do have the right to have someone notified of your arrest
- We strongly suggest that you remain silent throughout. Remember you are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. If you appear before a court, we strongly suggest a not guilty plea is lodged.
The Glasgow Defence Campaign has been made aware of increased instances of harassment being faced by Irish republican supporters in Scotland. We would like to point out the following link, which the British Irish Rights Watch were involved in helping compile, entitled ‘Know YourRights: What to do when MI5 come knocking on your door’ it provides a valuable resource for those who face such attention.