Being arrested: your rights
Includes powers of arrest, rights in custody, legal advice at the police station, young people and vulnerable adults.
Being charged with a crime
What happens if the police charge you with a crime. Includes being released on an undertaking or kept in police custody until your first court hearing.
If a young person gets in trouble with the police
What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.
Children and young people's rights
Children have their own special rights on top of the ones everyone else gets.
Complain about the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)
How to complain to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) if you’re unhappy with their service.
Complain about the police
How to complain about the police using their procedure or by contacting the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
Consumer rights and complaints
Consumer protection and rights for goods and services – includes staying safe online and refunds.
Complain about the press or media
How to make a complaint about an article in the press, or a TV or radio programme.
Data sharing of personal information
Why organisations may sometimes need to share your personal information.
Find your local procurator fiscal office
Find contact details and opening times for your local procurator fiscal office.
Get a copy of your police records
Ask your local police to give you a copy of the information they hold about you.
Get help and advice on Human Rights issues
Information on your human rights and what to do if you think they're being challenged.
Get information from a Scottish public authority (FOI request)
How to send a Freedom of Information request to get information from public authorities.
Advice for gypsy travellers on access to services, eviction rights and discrimination.
Help if you're arrested abroad
Visit GOV.UK to find out what the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can do to help British nationals who are arrested abroad.
How to report a possible abuse of your human rights
If you feel your human rights have been abused, there are many ways you can report it.
License an air weapon
Anyone who owns or uses an airgun needs to have a licence.
Pay a court fine
Includes how to pay a court fine, what could happen if you don't pay a fine and what to do if you can't pay it.
Organising an event: letting the police know
Information on telling Police Scotland about an event you’re organising.
Police and fiscal warnings, fixed penalty notices and compensation
The police or procurator fiscal can give you a warning, penalty notice or another alternative to prosecution (direct measure) if you're accused of a crime.
Police powers to stop and search: your rights
Information about what happens if you're stopped and searched by police, and what your rights are.
Sex Offenders Register
If someone is convicted of a sexual offence, their details will be held on the Sex Offenders Register.
Sheriff officer powers when they visit your home or business
Your rights when sheriff officers visit your home or business – includes proof of identity, forcing entry and complaints.
What are my human rights?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world simply because they are human.
Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving
Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving – motoring offences, faults with your vehicle, stolen property.