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2. Pay attention to evidence.
In most cases, paying attention to the evidence collected against you will help exonerate you. If the police search your property, pay careful attention and make a note of the evidence they are collecting.
Letting your solicitor know this information as soon as possible can help you plan and build up a more robust defence.
3. Document your case ASAP.
It’s essential when arrested in the UK that you take immediate action. Once released from prison, you need to start preparing your defence as quickly as possible. Acting quickly and getting the details of the arrest written down could make all the difference between you being prosecuted or exonerated for the accused crime.
Three examples of action you can take are:
- Try and remember all the details of your arrest and write them down as soon as possible.
- Try to get contact information for anyone who witnessed your arrest. It may be several months until the hearing of your case, and you will need a way to get your witnesses to court.
- If you were injured when getting arrested, seek medical attention immediately, photograph your injuries, and keep a copy of all treatment records.