Some of the most important decisions made in relation to a case are made at the police station. If we are involved at an early stage of an investigation, we are often able to affect the outcome.
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.
You are entitled to have a solicitor present free of charge at any police interview. This is true for even the most trivial offences, e.g. a minor shop theft, assault, or damage.
You should never agree to be interviewed without legal representation.
If you know of the solicitor you want to use you should notify the officer of this immediately. Provided that you know the name of this firm this should be sufficient. That officer should then contact the Defence Solicitor Call Centre, who will contact us directly.