Fact Sheets

• “The police want to speak to me? What should I do?”
• What does being arrested and bailed mean?• Is arrest always necessary?
• How long can I be on police bail or released under police investigation
• What can I do to stop the CPS from prosecuting me?
• How do the CPS make the decision to charge someone with a sexual offence?
• What is a court martial? Criminal justice in the armed forces.

• Disclosure in criminal cases – “How do I get to see the evidence the prosecution have ?”
• The criminal trial. What does it involve?

• How long can a jury take to return a verdict? And how do they reach a verdict?
• I’ve been wrongly convicted; how can I appeal?