Police Station

Police StationEvery person who attends a police station as a suspect in an investigation, whether under arrest or not, is entitled to a solicitor. We can provide this help in ALL cases.

It doesn’t matter how much you earn or how serious or trivial the allegation is. Our advice and assistance will be provided FREE OF CHARGE.

The police will always remind you of your right to legal advice. We believe that it is vital that you are represented by a solicitor who will be present throughout any interview the police wish to conduct with you. One of our lawyers will be able to speak to you over the telephone immediately and will be available to assist you in person before any interview takes place.

We provide this service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you want a family member or friend to be represented contact us on 01722 412772.

We believe, based on our experience, that EVERY suspect at the police station should have a solicitor present in ALL cases. Even an apparently simple matter can throw up unexpected complications. Doesn't it make sense to have an expert on hand to guide you through the process?


What will it cost me if you represent me at the police station?

Nothing. We can represent any suspect at the police station free of charge under the legal aid scheme. This part of the scheme is not means tested which means that everyone is eligible and it doesn’t matter how much you earn.

Won’t it cause a delay if I ask for a solicitor?

No. A far more frequent cause of delay is that the police are not ready to conduct the interview. We aim to be present the moment the police are ready to interview. In any event, we can usually get to Salisbury Police Station very quickly and we are only about half an hour’s drive from the military police centres in Bulford.

I haven’t done anything wrong so do I really need a solicitor?

You certainly do. If you are under investigation then it means there is someone who thinks you may be in the wrong and they might be determined to bring you to book. Many people are familiar with famous cases where there has been a miscarriage of justice. But there are numerous cases that never make the newspapers – make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

If I ask for a solicitor will that antagonise the police?

No. The police are used to dealing with solicitors and will always respect your decision to seek legal advice. Most police officers would tell you that if they themselves were ever were accused of something they wouldn’t dream of being interviewed without a solicitor present.

I’m guilty and just want to admit what I did. Do I really need a solicitor?

Absolutely. For one thing many people who think themselves guilty actually have a defence of some sort. It's also important to make sure that any relevant mitigating factors are dealt with properly.