EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS ASKED

  • I smoke weed for medical reasons. It is the only thing that works. I grow it just for personal use. Is that legal?
  • Someone hit my car. It was in a car park. I have their registration number. What can the police do? What are the police powers?
  • My ex-partner keeps sending texts and messages. Some of them are abusive but most are just him pleading to come back. I don't want him to. I've had enough. Is it against the law? What can the police do? Is it harassment? Will he be arrested if I report it?
  • The police have asked me to make a statement. What is a statement? I don't really want to. Do I have to? Does it mean I will have to go to court?
  • My son was searched by the police when on his way home. He had done nothing wrong. They took his name and address and didn't tell him why. Is that allowed? Does it mean he has a record? The police took some legal highs he had with him, it's called Mcat. Does he need legal advice?
  • My daughter was arrested. The police searched my house. They didn't have a warrant. They took all sorts of things including my phone which I need for work. Can they do that? She is now on police bail. What does that mean?
  • The police want me to go to the police station for a voluntary interview under caution. What is a voluntary interview under caution? Is it official? What are my rights? Do I have to go? Can I have a solicitor? Do I have to pay for the solicitor? What will happen if I don't go?
  • I punched someone who provoked me. He was drunk. Is that self-defence? What does ABH mean? Can I be arrested for it? I think there is CCTV but they didn't have a warning sign.
  • Is it illegal to have a lock knife in my bag? Or a sheath knife. I go fishing at night on the pier. I use the knife for fishing.
  • My son was pushed over by a club bouncer. He broke his nose. Are bouncers allowed to use force? Can we do him for assault?
  • What are the laws about looking at porn on a computer? I've heard the police can now see my browsing history.
  • What are the police powers to stop me in the street or in a car?
  • Is it illegal to pick mushrooms? I am not selling them but I am a chef and I use them for fresh mushroom soup.
  • What is revenge porn?