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What happens if the police want to speak to me?

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If the police wish to speak with you under caution it is extremely important that you understand your legal rights. Even if you are not under arrest or placed in police custody you still have the right to free and independent legal advice.

Voluntary interviews are often arranged at a police station without legal representation. Individuals do not always feel it is necessary to have a solicitor or legal representative present, however you have a right to free and independent legal advice. Your representative is there to protect and advance your legal rights.

The police interview under caution is a very important part of the investigative process and “anything you do say” becomes evidence in your case. Regardless of your income and the type of allegation, everyone is entitled to free and independent legal advice at the police station.

Whether a minor offence or something more serious Johnson Astills are always able to assist.

If you are unsure as to whether you are entitled to legal advice please contact one of our offices and speak to a member of our Criminal Team at Johnson Astills who will be happy to assist.

Johnson Astills are experts in criminal law and are able to assist 24 hours of the day whether at the police station or at Court. If you need advice or assistance from the criminal department at Johnson Astills , please contact us on 0116 255 4855.