WHAT TO DO WHEN CONTACTED BY
(also known as Anti-Terrorist Branch )
Do not be mislead by officers
who state that they need you to assist them.
Do not talk to them regarding any matter.
Take the officers name and telephone number.
State to the officer that you need to seek legal advice.
State to the officer that your solicitor will contact them.
Do not discuss any matters with them, walk away once you have taken the
officers name and number.
Generally when you are arrested by the Police and detained in custody.
• you are entitled to free legal advise at the Police Station
• you should state you wish to speak to a solicitor, (if your own
solicitor is not available then request to speak to a duty solicitor)
• do not discuss your case without obtaining legal advice
• do not sign the custody record to state that you do not wish to have
• do not believe the officers when they state that if you speak to them
without a solicitor you will be released sooner
• if you have any injuries as a result of the arrest taking place, request
for a doctor to attend to see you
• you can make a call to members of your family or relatives or a friend
to notify them that you have been arrested and are being detained at a