SOLVING PERSONAL LEGAL MATTERS
Whether you have been arrested or have been asked to attend the police station for questioning, it's essential that you receive specialist legal advice to assist with the process. If arrested, you will be offered a solicitor upon arrival at the station, but those who voluntarily attend for questioning may not realise that they can also have a legal representative present during interviews.
Being questioned by police officers can be a very daunting prospect and what happens in these types of situations can have a significant bearing on later legal proceedings or a potential trial. Having experienced legal representation present can help you with this difficult process and stop you from potentially saying things that could be misinterpreted in what can be a very stressful environment.
There are a number of rights and protections for anyone being formally questioned by police, including a right to access legal advice at the police station. You can request a specific solicitor or firm, or a duty solicitor will be offered to you if you don't nominate a solicitor of your choice.
As police interview specialists and offering a 24/7 service, 365 days a year, Forbes can provide expert legal representation at the police station. You can request that we be contacted to help you through the police interview process.
Your solicitor is there to find out as much about the police investigation and evidence as possible, after which they will have a private discussion with you about the allegations and any relevant legal considerations, as well as outlining your available options about how to proceed and the potential consequences of each of these. Your solicitor will be present with you during the interview to continue to provide you with legal advice.
The police station advice and assistance is provided free of charge under the Legal Aid scheme, regardless of means and income, so it's important to take advantage of legal help at this stage to try and ensure the best possible outcome from the situation.
The criminal defence team at Forbes are specialists in offering expert assistance at the police station if you are facing formal questioning in relation to an alleged criminal offence. With a 24/7 service, 365 days a year, our dedicated team are always there when you need them, providing this essential service nationwide.