Activists' Legal Project Resources
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and Your Rights (Aug 2008, PDF, 105k)
- covers giving your details; being arrested; at the police station;
your rights in detention; searches; photographs, fingerprints and DNA;
interviews; bail; possible outcomes of arrest; what to take on an
action/what not to take.
Trial Procedure in the
Magistrates Court (May 2000, PDF, 135k)
- covers pre-trial hearings; trial procedure, sentencing; fines/costs;
court support; defending yourself.
to Possible Offences (Aug 2008, PDF, 270k)
- covers aggravated trespass; highway offences; breach of the peace;
obstructing a police officer; public order offences including marches
and assemblies; harassment; ASBO's, criminal damage and arson; GBH and
assault; Terrorism Act offences, carrying weapons/knives; theft and
Map showing the 'designated area' around Parliament
with Prison (May
2000, PDF, 160k)
- covers preparing for prison; induction; routine; communication;
visits; food; health; smoking; money; privileges; rules; keeping your
home; getting out; resources.
Police Search and Seizure Powers
(Aug 2008, PDF, 85k) - covers stop and
search, search of home, workplace and vehicles, seizure and retention
Bust Card (July
2008, PDF, 46k) - a very short guide to your rights, for use
Your Rights on Stop and Search (August 2009, PDF, 38k) - a
short guide to your rights, for use on actions.
How to Set up a Legal Support
Group (Aug 2008, PDF, 100k) - covers
what are the aims
of legal support; what the legal support group does before, on and
after the action; also see:
(July 2008, PDF, 46k)
Tracker -Legal Support
Office Record Sheet (Aug 2008, PDF, 36k)
Police Station Support Record Sheet (June
2007, PDF, 19k)
Guide for Legal Observers (Aug
- covers the role of a legal observer, what to do on the action, arrest
risk, equipment needed, sample legal observers record sheet.
The Impact of Arrest and Criminal
Convictions (July 2008, PDF, 42k) -
employment, studying, disclosing convictions, travel visas and
Know Your Rights: A Climate Activists
Guide to the Law (August 2009 PDF, 509k)
- A5 booklet which covers legal implications of taking action on
climate change, likely
charges, penalties, rights on arrest and arrest procedure.
Student Protest on Campus(Aug 2008, PDF, 78k) -
information for students about the likely impact of protesting on your
higher education campus.
The Activists' Legal Project is run by
who are not legal experts. If in doubt take legal advice on the
specifics of your situation from a solicitor. Our briefings only relate
to the law in England and Wales. For information on the law in Scotland
see the Scottish Activist Legal Project website. If you see any errors in our briefings or we
have missed any changes in the law then please contact us.