Fact Sheets

The police want to speak to me? What should I do?

What does being arrested and bailed mean?  

Under police investigation, what’s going to happen.

How long can I be on police bail or released under police investigation?

Is arrest always necessary?

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?

 What happens in the Youth Court  ?