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. Decisions that are made at the police station can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of the case and it is important to be proactive from the very start of the police investigation. The experience of being arrested and held in the police station can be a daunting one, and one that can have lifelong implications in terms of employment, restrictions on foreign travel and the retention of your fingerprints and DNA. It may not be in your interests to answer police questions at this point and there may be many reasons why you should not, or would not, choose to do so. You will need a solicitor who can be contacted at any time of the day or night and who is able to robustly defend your interests in what can sometimes be a highly pressured environment.
All of our solicitors hold the Police Station Accreditation, which means that they have achieved a specialist qualification in providing advice in the police station. We act for clients facing criminal investigation and charges for a variety of offences from minor road traffic violations through to serious criminal offences, including murder, terrorism, sexual offences, robbery, theft , burglary, fraud and serious and organised crime. Whether the interview is with the police, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Department of Work and Pensions or any other organisation, our team will provide expert guidance, practical advice and quality representation.
We operate a 24 hour emergency service for clients who have been arrested by the police. If you or a member of your family needs our help, we can be contacted at any time of the day or night to provide expert advice. Whilst we are based in London, in serious cases we can arrange for representation throughout the UK.
If you would like to speak to a member of our police station team please call us on 0207 790 4032. If you are calling after 5.30pm or at a weekend, please call our out of hours number 07841 454 170. Alternatively, complete the online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you.