What to expect if you are arrested

Use this guide to find information and advice to help you understand what to expect if you are arrested.

Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially if it’s for the first time.

If the police arrest you, they will take you to the police station, to the custody suite. Young people are entitled to free independent advice, either from a lawyer of your choice if you know one, or, the police will call the duty solicitor.

It is important that you tell the police things that will help them to look after you, such as medication you're taking or any health needs that you have.