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Being arrested and/or questioned by the police, is a deeply distressing and stressful experience, and one that can have far reaching consequences.

You do have rights however, such as:

• The right to legal advice
• The right to have someone notified of your arrest (unless very specific and limited circumstances apply)
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The Right to medical attention if you are injured in any way
• The Right to be detained and interviewed in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and its Codes of Practice.

It is essential therefore that the rights that you do have are protected by those that know them best, and those that have decades of experience in offering expert and timely advice to those who find themselves in such a position.

The ‘police interview’ can often be the most important step in any investigation or prosecution, as it is where the ‘Defence’ starts.  An ‘active’ defence, is therefore essential.

Every single person, regardless of their financial position, and regardless of the offence for which they are being questioned, has the right to free legal representation, and the right to be represented by whoever they choose, upon being arrested or questioned by the Police.

If you are arrested, even where you are confident that you have done nothing wrong, it is essential that you are represented by specialists.

If you are asked to attend a police station or other relevant place as a ‘volunteer’ to answer some questions, you are still entitled to free legal representation, and just because you are attending as a volunteer, doesn’t mean that you are not suspected of committing, or being involved in an offence.

Other Investigations

It is not only the police that investigate alleged offences, and accordingly, the right to free legal representation is not limited to interviews undertaken by the police. 

The Department of Work and Pensions, a Local Authority, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, are just 4 agencies who may decide to interview an individual.

Your rights do not change however just because the agency has changed, you still have the right to free legal advice of your choosing, and the interview must still be carried out in accordance with statutory obligations.

Just the same as a police interview, your defence starts from the moment you are detained or questioned, and so it is essential you are given specialist advice immediately.

Apex lawyers have years of experience in representing individuals at such interviews, and we can therefore rightly describe ourselves as experts, and leaders in the field.

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809