Being in a police station can be a daunting experience. It is important that you have the support of a solicitor as soon as possible. We are able to represent your interests and make sure your rights are taken seriously by the police. We are independent of the police and will always advise what is best for you and your case.
The police station interview and investigation phase of a criminal case is arguably the most important part of the criminal justice process. Receiving expert advice at the police station could result in avoiding prosecution or persuading the police to dispose of the case without it going to court. It is essential to ensure you have legal representation at this important stage.
If you are contacted by police regarding an alleged criminal offence, it is strongly advised that you contact us without delay. We may be able to persuade the police that it not necessary to arrest you and persuade them to conduct a voluntary interview. An arrest involves a restriction on your liberty, as well as the taking of DNA samples and fingerprints which can be subsequently retained on police records. The impact of an arrest alone can be harmful to career prospects for those subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly CRB checks) and travel plans.
Please note that whilst every individual is entitled to free legal advice at the police station Nockolds Solicitors do not offer legal aid and there would be a private charge for representation by one of our lawyers.
For more information and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Dan Hart, Solicitor Advocate in our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team.