Drugs and the Law
If you get arrested ...
- Be polite. If you are rude or angry, it won’t hurt the police a bit but it might affect how they treat you. Being polite may get you home faster.
- Call an adult. It is the law that if you are under 17, the police cannot officially interview you or caution you without ‘an appropriate adult’ being there – like your parents, guardians, social worker or even a teacher you know well. If that adult is not there, any evidence you give doesn’t count.
You don’t have to say anything or sign anything till the adult turns up. It is also your right to call the duty solicitor who will make sure you are treated fairly.
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If you are arrested get the police to tell you your rights.