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Access to a Solicitor

If you have been arrested or detained, it’s important to know your rights. You now have the right of access to a solicitor if arrested or detained by the police. If you think you may be arrested in connection with an alleged crime, it’s important to contact us now.

Know your rights – call your solicitor

Following the ‘Cadder’ case, the Scottish Government passed the Criminal procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals)(Scotland) Act 2010.  This act changed the rights of persons being detained or arrested by the police.

Previously, detained persons could be held for a maximum of 6 hours. This is now 12 hours if the detention is in relation to a crime punishable by imprisonment. At the end of this period, the person must be released unless the Police can demonstrate sufficient reasons for continuing the detention. The detention can be extended for a further 12 hours to a maximum of 24.

Most importantly, detained or arrested persons now have the right to consult a solicitor prior to and during questioning. This can be a consultation in person or over the telephone. This right is of vital importance in securing your right to a fair trial.

Contact our Criminal Defence Lawyers Now

Call our criminal defence lawyers in Dunfermline on 01383730466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592640680, in Alloa on 01259725922 or make an online enquiry

 

If you have been arrested or detained, it’s important to know your rights. You now have the right of access to a solicitor if arrested or detained by the police. If you think you may be arrested in connection with an alleged crime, it’s important to contact us now.

Dunfermline

Martin Johnston & Socha
11 Maygate
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7NE


Tel: 01383730466
Fax: 01383 621 440
Email: dunfermline@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk

Kirkcaldy

Martin Johnston & Socha
47 Whytescauseway
Kirkcaldy
Scotland
KY1 1XD


Tel: 01592640680
Fax: 01592 640 687
Email: kirkcaldy@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk

Alloa

Martin Johnston & Socha
Top Floor
2 Candleriggs
Alloa
FK10 1EA


Tel: 01259725922
Fax: 01259 725923
Email: alloa@mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk

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