Drugs and the law
Legal Aide App
Thousands of people are prosecuted for simple drug possession every year in the UK – with no legal aid available. Furthermore, at MEN R US, it's our experience that gay men's understanding of drugs law, arrest, cautions and the criminal justice system is poor. There's a wealth of anecdotal evidence to say that when things go wrong we don't know who to call or what to do.
The new Legal Aide app from Release aims to help people navigate the criminal justice system. The app has been launched to help people who have been arrested for the personal possession of controlled drugs. The app was created by lawyers at Release, the UK’s centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws.
Arrest, legal advice, and your options in a police interview | Release | Apr 2018 | 3m 51s
Getting a caution, or being charged, for a class B or C drugs that aren't cannabis/ khat | Apr 2018 | 2m 22s
Getting a cannabis/ khat warning, or penalty notice for disorder | Release | Apr 2018 | 2m 57s
Going to court, representing yourself, and sentencing | Release | Apr 2018 | 4m 25s
Criminal records, and their effect on jobs and travel | Release | Apr 2018 | 3m 3s