The police station is the ‘birth’ of all criminal cases in England and Wales, the police are responsible for investigating a case and gathering enough evidence to charge an individual, known as a ‘suspect’ with a criminal offence. If you, a friend or family member have been arrested and taken to a police station, you are likely to be interviewed under caution. At this stage you are entitled to free legal advice and representation. You should tell the custody officer you would like to be represented by ‘Southfields Solicitors’. We will then immediately dispatch one of our experienced criminal lawyers to advise and assist you at the police station. All advice and representation provided in the police station is free of charge and you do not have to pay for police station representation.
It is equally important that you do not say anything to the police that may incriminate you. You also should not sign or consent to anything such as a fingerprint sample, DNA sample, identification procedure without a solicitor or legal representative present at the police station. We strongly advise that you do not consent to a police interview without the attendance of a solicitor or legal representative. You have a legal right to free and independent legal advice at the police station so if you have been arrested by the police on suspicion of a criminal offence, or you think you may be arrested in due course on suspicion of a criminal offence. Then please contact us immediately on 0208 877 3421 or 07802 161 256 at any time, day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your options and the best way forward.