ADVISING SUSPECTS AT THE POLICE STATION – PART 3 – MONDAY 13th JUNE 2022 – 16:00 – 17:00 – Cost – £60 (INCLUSIVE OF VAT)

 

 

Colin Beaumont, author of ‘A practical guide to advising clients at the police station stage’ will be presenting Part 3 of ‘Advising Suspects at the Police Station’ on the above date. The course will consider 20 issues – the first 10 of which will concern legislative amendments whilst the latter 10 will be ‘What to do when’…… scenarios

 

The following 20 points will be considered:

1 – The VERY IMPORTANT proposed changes to pre-charge bail as a result of Section 45 and Schedule 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2 – Voyeurism: breastfeeding – expansion of the offence – Section 48 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 – in force 28th June

3 – The proposed changes to the extraction of information from electronic devices – Sections 37 – 44 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 – also the updated Attorney Generals Guidelines in this area

4 – Time limit for prosecution of common assault or battery in domestic abuse cases – Section 49 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 – in force 28th of June

5 – The proposed changes concerning the powers of the police to photograph certain persons at a police station – Section 52 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

6 – The proposed changes to Schedule 2A of PACE (this, as you know, is the important Schedule setting out the law regarding client’s having to attend a police station in order for their biometric material to be taken from them)

7 – Changes to PACE regarding the power of the police to search for corrosive substances under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019

8 – Proposed changes to ‘positions of trust’ under Section 22 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – very important for anyone advising at the interview stage – Section 47 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

9 – The proposed new crime of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving – Section 87 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

10 – ALL CHANGE WITH CAUTIONING AT THE POLICE STATION – A WHOLE NEW REGIME OF DIVERSIONARY AND COMMUNITY CAUTIONS ONCE SECTIONS 98-121 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 come into force

11 – What to do when…… the client tells you that he does not wish to be interviewed, albeit he has been arrested and is being detained at a police station

12 – What to do when…… the client starts answering the questions in the interview, it having been agreed between the two of you in advance that it will be a ‘no comment’ interview

14 – What to do when…… the police insist on putting your vulnerable client into interview and you take the view that he/she is not fit for an interview

15 – What to do when…… the disclosure/interviewing officer has told you little or nothing of the nature of the case against your client in that pre-interview ‘chat’

16 – What to do when…… your client discloses to you that he is ‘on the run’ – can you still represent him in the matter at the police station stage?

17 – What to do when…… your client tells you that he is absolutely adamant that he will not provide intimate samples and that he will not provide non-intimate samples

18 – What to do…… when your first client insists that you represent his mate who has also been arrested in the same matter

19 – What to do when…… your client simply refuses to give you any instructions in the matter

20 – What to do when…… the police insist on interviewing your client first before you have had an opportunity to take instructions from another client who wants you to represent him in the same matter