Justice and the law
Legal processes, courts, the police and victim support.
Community safety and crime prevention
Includes personal and home safety, terrorism and weather emergencies like flooding.
Contacting the police and victim support
You can get support even if you do not report the crime to the police.
Courts, tribunals, sentencing and witnesses
Includes criminal, civil and Children's Hearing court cases, witness support and jury service.
Illegal drugs and driving in Scotland
It's a crime to drive if you've taken illegal drugs or if you're unfit through any drug. Find out the law around illegal drugs and driving.
Pardons and disregards for convictions for sexual activity between men
Find out how you can have a historical conviction for same-sex sexual activity removed from your records.
Legal advice and legal aid
Getting free help with legal problems, finding a solicitor and applying for legal aid.
Prescription drugs and driving in Scotland
It's a crime to drive if you're over the limits for certain prescription or illegal drugs or you're unfit because you've taken any drug. Find out the law around prescription drugs and driving.
Prisons and parole
Prison visits, parole and support for families of prisoners.
Young people and the law
Includes legal rights, support for young victims of crime, Children's Hearings and cyber bullying.
Your rights and the law
Includes being arrested, police warnings, discrimination and consumer rights.
Scotland's Redress Scheme
Find out how to apply for Scotland's Redress Scheme and access help and support.
Surrender and Compensation Scheme for knives and bladed weapons
The Surrender and Compensation Scheme for knives and bladed weapons is now closed. If you own any listed weapons, it is now illegal to have them in your home
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