If you are arrested and detained in a police station, or you are asked to attend for an interview under caution as a volunteer, you are entitled to consult a solicitor free of charge.

Being accused of a crime, handcuffed, and placed in a cell is stressful and upsetting.  You are expected to make important decisions while your mind is in turmoil.  A guiding hand is essential.

We strongly advise that you do seek legal advice.  Police powers are wide ranging and there are often circumstances where you must make a difficult decision which could affect the outcome of the investigation or even a subsequent court case.

At Satchell Moran we have combined experience of over forty years of dealing with cases in the police station.  We can advise you fully on detention procedures, the strength of the police case, whether to remain silent or answer police questions in interview, whether to submit a written statement rather than answer questions, whether to agree to participate in an identification procedure, or whether to agree to supply an intimate sample (such as blood).

Those decisions can be decisive as to the outcome of your arrest, and our advice has ensured that in many cases no further action has been taken by the police.

If you are a friend or relative of someone detained at a police station, please call us and we can contact the police station to advise the detained person that you have asked us to represent them.  Ultimately it is the detained person’s choice whether to instruct us, but you will be reassured to know that you have put them in touch with expert criminal defence solicitors.

You are not obliged to say anything to the police before your representative arrives, and we advise all clients to maintain their right to silence until they speak with us.

Please call Mark Satchell or Paul Williams on 0151 268 8282 during office hours, or on 07759743797 outside of office hours, and on weekends and bank holidays.


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I will start by, firstly, recommending Satchell Moran to anybody for any legal representation before they go to anyone else.

If they cannot help you, they will refer you to people who can.

All those at Satchell Moran are very knowledgeable, easy going, and most of all, honest about their work. I can assure you that they will endevour to get the best possible outcome for you in relation to any legal issue you have.

Keep up the good work. Many thanks.

- Alan Wardle

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