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How to handle an interview under caution

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Steve´s story

So, you’ve been asked to an interview under caution: what now?

  • Don't ignore it
  • Understand what the problem is
  • Get help and advice

It's really important to get an independent adviser or solicitor to help you with your case and represent you at the interview. An adviser can check whether you are entitled to the benefits or whether the case against you is weak. A solicitor can advise you about your rights in the interview which could become part of a criminal investigation. However, you might not be able to get all this help, either because you can’t find an adviser who can help you, or because you can’t afford a solicitor. So this guide aims to answer some of your questions, explain what help you can get and give you an idea of what you can do to help yourself.

What is an interview under caution?

What about my benefits?

Before the interview

What will the interview be like?

After the interview under caution

Jen´s story

Step-by-step guide: after an interview under caution

Interview under caution: summary

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