What happens at the police station is often more important than what occurs in the courtroom in terms of determining the outcome of a case. Most cases are won or lost at the police station. Confessions, sometimes false, are obtained from suspects, evidence is gathered, deals are done, and decisions are made which will inevitably influence the course of subsequent events. Accordingly it is vital to instruct an experienced lawyer from the outset.
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 then please do not hesitate to contact us urgently so that we can assist. Sometimes the police will tell you to use the duty solicitor which may mean that you may not get the best representation. Remember that you should insist on using the solicitor of your choice.
Legal advice at the police station is free of charge to any person who has been arrested or is being interviewed by the police as a volunteer. You are not obliged to say anything to the police and we advise all clients to maintain their right to silence until they speak with us.