I am totally prepared to start a campaign if there is not one to support ASD Adults going to court on criminal convictions. There are NO specialist solicitors. The Police are dreadful not trained completely for ASD. The courts need to improve advocate support inside then just a solicitor alone then generally get guilty pleas instead of looking at the whole. ASD sadly do not always have a voice and always go along with solicitors bad advice. I would like to see solicitors and courts support cases where ASD and social isolation to be taken seriously in any charges and always seek reports as protocol when is known ASD person is before the courts. Can anyone help me know how to improve the system where guilty pleas are forced then the truth and innocence is lost due to ASD going along with early guilty pleas when innocent to criminal convictions then the entire?
My biggest concern are police interrogation procedures that attempt to wrongfoot the suspect and put words into their mouth. The police have also been known to fabricate evidence in order to increase the likelihood of a guilty plea.
There has been much concern how the police use cautions to dispose of minor offences without properly explaining how they are retained on the PNC for DBS checks.
Even the payment of a fine at a court (for an offence as trivial as dropping litter) will invalidate a home or car insurance policy and will ramp up premiums when taking out a policy in the future.
Yes I witnessed an arrested to ASD, it was disgusting. These officers got their reaction they wanted, and lied to the IPCC after complaint where it got nowhere. We will not give up on adults with ASD, learning needs. Complaint procedures to the police have got slightly better, not sure on outcomes. Yet to see that. Public still stigmatize ASD and learning on crimes when it's 50/50