Police Station

What happens at the police station can often be the crucial factor in determining whether you are charged with a criminal offence, taken to court and found guilty or not guilty after a trial. It is therefore vital that you instruct a very experienced lawyer from the outset of your case at the police station. Our criminal lawyers have many years of experience and will use that experience to guide you carefully through the police station process.

Q: Should I answer questions in a police interview or should I say “no comment” to all questions?
A: Sometimes it will be appropriate to answer questions whereas other times it would be in your best interest to say “no comment.” Our lawyers will always advise you on the right course of action to take depending on the circumstances of your case.

Legal advice at the police station is free of charge to any person who has been arrested or is under suspicion and attends the police station voluntarily. You are not obliged to admit to anything and we advise all clients to exercise their right to silence until they speak with us.

Q: Do I have to use a Duty Solicitor?

A: Anyone detained at a police station is entitled to be represented by a solicitor of their choice. If you, a friend or a relative is being detained at a police station you can tell the police that would like to use our firm to represent you instead of the duty solicitor. Sometimes the police will tell you to use the duty solicitor, who is likely to be someone you do not know or had a chance to check on their years of experience, knowledge or ability. As stated above, the police station is a crucial stage of your case and you should INSIST on having a solicitor of your own choice.

REMEMBER: We can be contacted 24hours a day on 0207 625 4300/3833 or 0790376 6645 Our Crime Line is always staffed by experienced criminal