What is Police Station Representation?
If you’ve ever been arrested or detained by police, one of your most important rights is access to a duty solicitor. This is a legal aid solicitor who will represent you at your interview with the police, whether that’s in person or over the phone. If you can’t afford a solicitor yourself, then one will be provided through legal aid. Anyohe arrested or attending a voluntary interview is entitled to free and independent legal advice and representation at the Police Station.
Why Do I Need Police Station Representation?
When it comes to legal representation, who you’re dealing with is an important factor in determining what type of representation you need. Edward Hughes duty solicitors have extensive experience in providing representation for a range of criminal investigations and will ensure that you fully understand what is expected of you, as well as, providing the best counsel for your individual situation.
What are Duty Solicitors?
A duty solicitor is employed by a police station to provide legal advice to people who have been arrested or are in custody. All solicitors at Police Stations will be qualified solicitors with extensive knowledge in criminal law and practice. Their role is to represent defendants in matters pertaining to arrest, detention and cautioning.
What Should I do if My Relative or Friend Has Been Arrested?
If a friend or relative has been arrested and brought to a police station, they should always get legal representation. They may not be aware that they have a right to speak with a solicitor before questioning and anything they say could be used against them.
Why Edward Hughes?
Edward Hughes criminal defence solicitors have extensive experience in criminal law and can advise you on your rights and responsibilities should you be arrested or questioned as part of a criminal investigation. Edward Hughes has over 75 years' experience in this area of law.
Call the team today on 01745 343661 or 01492 535640 or send a message and a member of the team will get back to you.
Edward Hughes also have an out of hours dedicated helpline in relation to Police Station representation, which is 01745 350685.