If you have a family member or loved one being held in police custody, we understand how stressful this experience may be for you. However, it is essential to know that they may be interviewed at the police station and the sooner they receive proper legal advice from an experienced team of criminal lawyers, the better chance they have of a positive outcome.
When it comes to police station consultations and interviews, there is no time to delay. Contact us now for 24/7 advice and assistance.
Police Station Legal Advice - Your Rights
There are strict procedures police must comply with when holding a person in custody. Where they do not follow these procedures to the letter, the person accused may be released without charge, or the police can be challenged. As a result, it is essential that you have an experienced lawyer to work with you at this early stage of criminal law procedure. We routinely assist clients at the police station, providing them with advice on their rights and at interview.
Police Station Interviews
The police may ask you questions at the police station in relation to an allegation against you, so it is vital that you are aware of your rights and obligations with regard to questioning in custody.
The only questions you are obliged to answer are those to provide information about your name, date of birth and place of birth. Otherwise, you have the right to remain silent and can respond with ‘no comment’.
You have the right to consult with any lawyer of your choosing over the phone, or in person at the police station. If you wish to instruct the Robert Kerr Partnership, tell the officers at the police station, and they are legally obliged to call us.
Regardless of who you are or why you have been taken into custody, legal advice is paid for by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB). This means that, while in police custody, you are entitled to free advice either on the phone or in attendance by a lawyer. At Robert Kerr Partnership, we can consult with you over the phone or attend the police station day or night.
The police may detain you for up to 12 hours but may detain you for longer in exceptional circumstances. After the detention period has come to an end, you will either be charged or released.
If you are charged, you may be either taken to court the next court day, released on a bail undertaking or released with a police report sent to the procurator fiscal.
Contact our Police Station Lawyers in Paisley & Greenock
We cover Glasgow, Greenock, Kilmacolm, Gourock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Barrhead, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire & every police station and court in Scotland.
Contact us as soon as you have been involved in an incident or approached by the police for free, initial legal advice 24 hours per day. Call us in Paisley on 01418896458 or Greenock on 01475888286, or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.