Washy Posted April 21, 2008 Share Posted April 21, 2008 A friend of mine has just been 'invited' to go and see the gendarmes today. She had been offering board and lodging to a young american guy in exchange for light duties around the house she found him on a web site. He cut wood, walked the dogs, painted a door and did some gardening. She has now been told she has committed a crime by doing this. According to the gendarmesonly close relatives can be deemed as helping you out, not even cousins can help with the DIY without being classed as working on the black????? I know the French have withdrawn from the WWoofer organisation and have organised their own scheme.Now when she was at the gendarmerie she was fingerprinted and her photographs were taken, questioned about distinguishing marks etc. She said she was not told she had committed a crime but 'could have', she signed a Proces Verbal. At no time was she told she could have a lawyer and she said she did not really know what she was signing!!!!!! She had a bit of a panic attack during the visit and was told as she left she should get a doctor's report and see a lawyer. In retrospect she isnow really worried.I have now been trying to find out her actual rights in this case. Can she ask for a copy of what she signed? Can she retract it as she did not really understandthe procedures? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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