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Police and crime

What are your rights if you've been stopped or arrested by police? What happens if you appear in court? What happens if you've been a victim of crime? Find out more.

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Rights of victims and witnesses

Includes information about your right to protection, your right to privacy from the media, your rights if you report a crime to the police, and your rights in court as a witness.

Dealing with the police

If you have a complaint about the way that the police have treated you (or someone else), there are things you can do about it. Learn about your rights, and the different types of action you can take.

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Your defence in the courts

If you have been charged with a crime and are due to appear in court, you need to get a solicitor. Find out what happens at court so you know what to expect.

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Prisoners’ Advice Service

Prisoners' Advice Service provides legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales on their rights. They can also take up prisoners’ complaints about their treatment inside prison.

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