Police Station Advice

OUR ADVICE AT THE POLICE STATION IS FREE AND INDEPENDENT.  PLEASE RING US IMMEDIATELY FOR ADVICE IF THE POLICE HAVE CONTACTED YOU OR ARRESTED YOU.

24 HOUR POLICE STATION NUMBER:  07971 163241

At Garratts we have been advising our clients at the police station for over 30 years.  We have a dedicated team which offers advice at any police station, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. 

Attending the Police Station can be a daunting experience.  It is important that you have a legal representative with you when you attend at a Police station, so that you have someone with you to fight your case from the outset.

You may be arrested or asked to attend for a voluntary interview at a Police Station.  You are entitled to have a solicitor present with you free of charge, for any interview,at any police station.  You should never agree to be interviewed without any legal representation.

However trivial or minor you might think the allegation might be, always ask for us to attend too.

It will not delay your time at the Police station by having a solicitor, in fact often it will be quite the opposite.  Here at Garratts, we are ready to attend any Police Station anywhere even at short notice.

If you have been arrested, as part of the initial process, you should be informed of a right to have free and independent legal advice and it is important you make the decision at this point and then inform the Police that you wish them to call us.  They are legally obliged to do so.

Once we are contacted by the police we will speak to you on the phone and then attend Police station when the police are ready for the interview.

On many occasions, the Police have asked people to attend police station for ‘a chat’ or to attend police station ‘to give your version of events’.  These interviews are known as voluntary interviews and even though you are not under arrest, they are still formal interviews which are conducted under Caution.  If you are asked to attend for an interview, contact us immediately and we will attend the interview with you.

At the Police station we will obtain information from the officer about the allegation and we will assess the strength and weakness of their evidence.  We will then have a private consultation with you and advise you on the best course of action for the interview.  We will sit through the interview with you and ensure that the police interview you in accordance with the current rules and regulations. 

After the interview, the Police can do the following:

  • Take No Further Action
  • Bail you pending Further investigation
  • Release you Under Investigation
  • Charge you with the offence
  • Summons you with the offence

Once the interview has finished, we will report the outcome to you and, if the investigation is ongoing, we will monitor it on your behalf and keep you up to date.

If you would like any advice on criminal or motoring offences.  Please speak to any member of the criminal department.

YOU CAN CONTACT US, OUT OF HOURS, ON THE EMERGENCY NUMBER 07971 163241

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