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Is this all confidential? basically, my friend was arrested

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is this all confidential?
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Customer: basically, my friend was arrested with drug, and the police suspect he's a drug dealer, but they arrested 3 others on suspicion of being involved etc
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: uk plymouth
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: yes, but anyway the police have rebailed us numerous times now, it's coming up to 6 months, while they wait on an expert witness report on the phones, despite my friend confessing to using my phone
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: to no comment
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: no because i am honestly innocent, my friend was using my phone without my knowledge and admitted that to me on a later date
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

How can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just needed some advice in terms of what can i do now
and what are the most likely outcomes?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Do about what specifically?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I would like my bail to be shortened as there's evidence to say I am innocent, and I dont understand why it's taking this long for the police to actually deal with it. It's begin to impede on my mental and physical health as I have been on bail now for nearly 6 months
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

There is no way of forcing the police to make a decision faster I'm afraid.

Bail periods were considered by the recent Home Office committee in relation to allegation of sexual twaddle and there was condemnation but the law has not changed. We do not have a statute of limitations in the UK.