Arrest & Detention at the Police Station
Seeking Legal Advice
Being arrested can be very intimidating which is why it is always advisable to seek legal advice. The police have a duty to put any person who has been arrested in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible if one is requested. Contrary to what you may have been told, a solicitor is rarely the cause of delay in the police station and, in fact, it could mean that the police deal with your case more quickly. Neither is asking for a solicitor a sign of guilt, it is a fundamental right and when you consider the advantages it is a simple matter of common sense. Your solicitor should be totally independent of the police and free of charge.
All you need to do is ask the police to call us using either ‘Rundlewalker’ or a named solicitor from our team if preferred. We can be contacted from any police station countrywide, at any time of day or night. Call us on 01392 209209 or 0800 015 2568.