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WHAT TO DO IF...?

All the situations listed below, are situations I have personally faced myself. I didn't know what happened when a search warrant for drugs was executed on my home. I remember vividly the sound of a pair of handcuffs being snapped onto my wrists as I was arrested for something I had not done. My mind raced with thoughts of how to call the police for help, when it was too dangerous to tell them who I was. I recall the deafening silence when I was sat in a police interview room, being accused of crimes I could not prove I did not commit. Even though the police raided my home 9 times and arrested me 13 times for crimes I was the victim of...I still refuse to grass.


This is what to do if...


1. YOUR HOME IS RAIDED FOR DRUGS?


If a search warrant is executed at your address under the misuse of drugs act, the police don't have to knock! Nor do they have to ask your permission to go through your possessions. My carpet was pulled up, pictures were torn off the walls, appliances were taken apart, glasses got smashed, clothes were trampled on, stuff got broken, my home was tossed upside down...and left that way. 22 hours later after being released from police custody, I came home to my front door swinging open, someone asleep in my bed, and everything I owned; gone. Just because the police don't find drugs, doesn't mean they fix your door and say cheerio. Charges such as conspiracy to supply drugs and concern in the supply of drugs mean it's up to you to prove you're innocent; even if the police don't have any evidence against you.


2. I'M ARRESTED FOR SOMETHING I DIDN'T DO?


Here's the cold hard truth...that happens. People do get arrested for crimes they didn't commit. Some of those people even get sent to jail. The British Justice System get's it wrong sometimes. I learned the hard way. Never rely on the knowledge that you're innocent. Make sure you have evidence to PROVE your innocence.


3. I NEED HELP BUT CAN'T SAY WHO I AM?


Whatever your reasons, if you need police help but can't reveal your identity; please bare in mind that the longer you leave it before contacting the police; the more you'll be implicated in whatever situation you're in. Never rely on anyone else to intervene either. You may have friends and family members, but more often than not- they won't be willing to involve themselves in such a precarious set of circumstances for fear of the fallout impacting their lives. Which is understandable. I quite frankly don't have the answer to this one.


4. I CAN'T PROVE I DIDN'T DO IT


This one is simple, never put yourself in a situation where you have to prove your innocent! But be reassured, if you are asking yourself this question; you are not drug dealer material and you'll definitely be needing a good defence lawyer. Sorry. That's just fact.


5. THE POLICE ASK ME FOR INFORMATION?


SAY NO. TELL THEM NOTHING. DON'T GRASS!!


If your home is raided for drugs, ask for a duty solicitor. If you are arrested for something you didn't do, ask for the duty solicitor. If you need help but can't reveal your identity, contact a solicitor on the sly through legal aid. If you can't prove you didn't do it, ask for the duty solicitor. If you are asked for information by the police, ask for the duty solicitor. It's that simple.


NOW MEMORISE THESE TWO PHRASES:


1. NO COMMENT

2. I'M NOT WILLING TO SAY ANYTHING THAT MAY JEAPORDISE MY FUTURE DEFENSE.


(then ask for the duty solicitor!)

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