Having the police knock at the door is a distressing and disorienting experience. Often, people say things in the heat of the moment that they cannot explain later. For many years the police used this to their advantage to elicit confessions from suspects during questioning.
Under the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, all persons arrested by the police have the right to consult a solicitor before and during their interview.
Know your rights – call your solicitor
This consultation can take the form of a telephone conversation if the solicitor is unable to attend the station at which you are being held.
MJS are happy to take these calls and advise you of your rights throughout the process of being interviewed. It’s important you are fully informed of your rights at every stage and that you do not waive your right to legal assistance. In many cases, a person who has misspoken at the police station has come to regret it at trial. We’ll try to prevent this to ensure that you get a fair trial.
Contact our Criminal Defence Lawyers now
Our criminal solicitors can assist by discussing your options with you confidentially, and are ready to fight your corner. We provide a fully comprehensive legal service from liaising with the police through to representing you in court. Call our criminal defence lawyers for a free, initial consultation in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry.