At the Police Station

Most criminal investigations involve interviewing a suspect under caution.

That interview may take place when the suspect is under arrest or while the suspect attends the interview voluntarily. It is a common misconception that if a suspect is not arrested, being accompanied by a lawyer is less important. Whenever you are interviewed under caution you should have legal representation – even if you believe you are innocent; in fact all the more so. The interview is conducted for the benefit of the investigator not the suspect.

Call Sonn Macmillan Walker and we will send an experienced representative to advise you of your rights and how to respond when questioned. The same applies if the interview under caution is being conducted by any other regulatory authority such as a local authority.

Important points:

  • You have the right to remain silent. You should speak to your representative before saying anything.
  • If the interview takes place at the police station, you are entitled to a solicitor free of charge.
  • Any decisions made in the police station, like choosing whether to answer questions or to exercise your right to remain silent, will impact upon your case.
  • It is highly recommended that you consult a solicitor at this crucial early stage to ensure that you are well supported.

Sonn Macmillan Walker can be reached at any time of the day or night. Although we are based in London, we often travel beyond London and the South East for serious cases. We can take third party instructions if you contact us on behalf of a friend or relative although the person arrested must agree to our appointment.

Our experienced and skilled criminal defence solicitors offer invaluable support and information at the police station in preparation for robust and effective representation should your case go to trial.

Call us now on 020 7481 9157. We are here to help.