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Police Station Attendance

Attending a police station can be a daunting experience. It’s important to seek legal advice when you go to a police station so that you have someone with you who can fight your case from the outset. These are some of the questions we get asked a lot:

Do I need to use the duty solicitor?

No, you have the right to choose any solicitor you like. The team at Russell and Russell have a proven track record of dealing with police station attendances and can represent clients across the North West and North Wales.

Do I need a solicitor?

Yes. If you’re arrested, are asked to voluntarily attend the station or even if you’re not sure, a solicitor should be present when you’re questioned. Even if the police tell you it won’t take long, you should always make sure you ask for a solicitor.

Is it free?

Yes. Everyone who is to be questioned under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) is entitled to free representation.

Will getting a solicitor delay my stay at the station?

No. In fact, it can actually make your time spent at the station shorter. More importantly, if a case is bought to court, having a solicitor to represent you from the time you were questioned can materially affect the outcome of your case.

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