POLICE STATION REPRESENTATION
REPRESENTATION IN INTERVIEW
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.