for anyone embarking upon the Police Station Representatives Accreditation
Scheme (PSRAS), this 2-hour course will provide a practical discussion of the
11 offences that viewers are most likely to come across at the police station
and will examine the more obvious defences in respect of each crime.
by experienced lecturer and former duty solicitor Colin Beaumont, this 2-part course
will consider the issues faced by both the legal adviser advising at the police
station and the advocate appearing at court.
1 will consider the following Common Offences:
- Taking a motor vehicle without
- Handling stolen goods
- Common assault
2 will consider the following Common Offences:
- Assault occasioning actual
- Possession of an offensive
- Criminal damage
- Possession of drugs
What are the requirements?
- Watch the recorded webinars, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
- This course provides 2 CPD points
- On completion of this course you will:
- • Understand how elements of offences have to be proved
- • Be aware of the circumstances in which there might be evidential issues surrounding defences – e.g. the burden of proof
- • Be able to advise in the area of ‘the doctrine of recent possession’
- • Have considered the best advice to give to the client who wants to put forward the defence at the police station stage
- • Appreciate when there may have to be ‘no comment’ e.g. excessive force ruling out self-defence
- • Be able to recognise circumstances when it is advantageous to lay down the defence
- • Be able to advise in the area of ‘causation’
- • Feel more confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at the Police Station or Court!
What is the target audience?
- Those undertaking the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS) including probationary representatives