If you are arrested it is vital that you receive the best possible legal advice. At Broadbents Solicitors we have years of experience in Police Station Representation, and we firmly believe that criminal cases are often won or lost by decisions made in the police station, even decisions which are based on whether to charge or not can be influenced by what is said or not said. With this in mind, don’t listen to the police if they try and persuade you not to have legal representation, because what you may not realise is that is your legal right to be represented and it is FREE.
Since the implementation of the right to legal advice in January 1985, we at Broadbents Solicitors have been providing Police Station Representation throughout Derby, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we attend, the police have to disclose information to us before any interview and we are able to discuss that information and advise you before you are interviewed. If you are interviewed without legal advice, you won’t be aware of the evidence the police have (or often don’t have) against you.
If you have been interviewed without a Solicitor and bailed to return to the police station it might not be too late to rectify any errors. Even if you have been interviewed without Police Station Representation in Derby you may be able to instruct us to represent you.
If you are arrested and taken to a police station you must be told of your right to FREE and independent legal advice. The police sometimes imply that free legal advice is only given by the on-call duty Solicitor. This is WRONG. All advice and assistance in a police station is FREE.