“I have done nothing wrong, so I don’t need a solicitor!” “I did the interview on my own.” “I thought I would be released earlier.” It’s an all-too-common mistake to make!
In fact, it is during the early stages of any criminal investigation when it is needed most! And, as investigations always start at the police station, this is where you will need a solicitor.
The police have far reaching powers to stop, search or arrest a person suspected of a criminal offence. Tates are aware that this can be a very unnerving and stressful experience.
Police station representation during your detention at the police station can be critical and Tates Solicitors know that the whole progress of a criminal investigation is often dependent upon things said or done whilst in police custody.
We have an out-of-hours emergency telephone service number and attend at the police station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The department provides advice on a daily basis concerning:
- Police Station Representation
- Advice and representation when in custody and in interview
- Advice upon police powers of stop and search, seizure and detention
- Advice to third parties when a relative or friend is in custody
- Police powers of arrest
- Non-Police powers – all cases where an individual is wanted for questioning by HM Revenue and Customs, Serious Fraud Office, Department of Work and Pension, Department of Trade and Industry or any other investigative agency
Agency instructions from other solicitors are most welcome.
Everyone interviewed under caution by the police is entitled to free legal advice and assistance. Click here to read more on the subject.