Criminal Investigation Solicitors

Being arrested or invited to attend a voluntary interview under caution at a police station in relation to a criminal investigation can be extremely stressful and worrying.

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Whatever offence you are alleged to have been involved in, the investigation process can be long and complex and it's important that you have access to specialist legal support as quickly as possible so that you can make informed decisions about what to do next.

Your solicitor can meet with you before any questioning takes place and offer their legal advice, as well as explaining the procedures involved to help you understand what you might face ahead. This can be especially useful if you're not familiar with the justice system. Your solicitor will also be present through any interviews or questioning. Contact our specialist criminal defence team at any time on 0800 639 3206. We have a team in place 24/7, 365 days a year to be there when you need us.

Types of criminal investigation

Types of criminal investigation

When thinking of criminal investigations, the police force will usually spring to mind, but there could potentially be a range of different public or private bodies that have the powers needed to be involved in an investigation, depending on the nature of the alleged offence(s). This could include regulatory breaches or offences related to professional duties as well as more commonly considered criminal offences.

The investigatory bodies could include, but are not limited to:

  • The police

  • Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

  • Immigration authorities

  • The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

  • The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

  • The RSPCA

  • Trading Standards

  • Local Authority

  • Financial Services Authority (FSA)

  • Sector-specific professional governing bodies

Whichever authority is investigating you, their main purpose is to gather evidence, usually as a result of suspicions that they have about what is or has been happening. Things that are done or said during an investigation, even in error, at a time when you're under a lot of pressure and potentially in a very stressful environment, could have a significant impact on the future of the investigation and this is why it's so important to have specialist legal support at hand.

Why choose us as your criminal investigations lawyer?

Why choose us as your criminal investigations lawyer?

As experienced criminal investigations solicitors, Forbes offer expert assistance in relation to any allegations of crime, whether by the police or another authority body. Our 24/7 service, running 365 days a year, means that no matter when you need us, our team can offer specialist support throughout an investigation and any potential prosecution. If you ever need specialist advice in relation to a criminal investigation, our team can help, offering legal expertise nationwide. Call us on 0800 639 3206.

Our dedicated Crime team


Consultant, Crime

Daniel King

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Partner, Crime

Craig Liversidge


Partner, Crime

Craig MacKenzie

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