I am not legally qualified or a legal expert. However, I have learnt a lot since my husband was first arrested, most of which I wish I had known much earlier. I have therefore brought together my own experiences and the advice and experience of others in the hope that it might help anyone going through a similar situation.


Above all, I would say, never assume that because you know you are innocent, the system is on your side. IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT. It is completely on the side of the accuser. From the outset, you must assume that the police believe your accuser and that in their eyes, you are GUILTY UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE YOU ARE INNOCENT.


During the process you will hear lots of legal tems, I found this legal glossary of terms useful