Everybody, regardless of their financial situation, has the right to free and independent legal advice at the Police Station. This is the case whether you have been arrested or if you are attending voluntarily for a Police interview.
How to deal with this?
The initial stages following an arrest can be the most critical part in the criminal process. It is absolutely essential that you obtain professional advice if you ever find yourself in a Police Station suspected of a criminal offence. What you say or agree to at this point may dictate future events, including whether or not a prosecution is brought. We have qualified and experienced solicitors on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide expert advice and assistance to our clients at the Police Station. On arriving at the Police Station you must be told of your right to free and independent legal advice. You should tell the Police that you want to speak to a solicitor. We will make sure that someone attends swiftly to avoid you being detained for any longer than is necessary.
We Provide Professional advice and representation to our clients charged with the following:
- Murder / Manslaughter
- S18/S20 Wounding With/Without Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm
- Rape or Sexual Assault
- Armed Robbery
- Possession of Firearms
- Careless Driving
- Kidnap or False Imprisonment
- Conspiracy to Supply Drugs
- Bribery or Misconduct in Public Office
- Domestic Violence
- TWOC (Taking Vehicle without Consent)
- Criminal Damage
- Handling Stolen Goods
- Racially Aggravated Offences
- S47 Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm