A voluntary interview at Police Station is not to be taken lightly. Being asked for such interview means that you are either a suspect, or holding information which may help identify the suspect. It is important to seek legal advice before your interview.
A voluntary interview with Police is recorded and may be used against you in the future regardless of its voluntary or informal nature. This is because anything you say, or perhaps refrain from saying, may be used as evidence in court. Often, people are under a false impression that a voluntary interview is in some way more lenient than any other interview with the Police. Simply because you were not handcuffed when asked for the interview does not mean that what you say will not be held as evidence against you. It is crucial to seek legal advice from a solicitor as soon as possible. You should make sure that you speak to a solicitor regarding what you are going to say before you say it during the interview to make sure you are representing yourself in the best way possible.
At Bloomsbury Law, we appreciate that this can be a distressing time. You may be worried about the potential consequences which may affect you and your family after your interview, or perhaps at a later date. It is exceptionally important to make sure you seek the right legal advice in order to best prepare yourself. If you or someone you know is called in for a voluntary interview at a Police Station, please call one of our specialists who will be able to listen to your situation, answer any enquiries that you may have, and advise you accordingly once we are instructed.
Recent changes to Legal Aid have meant that funding is now very limited for criminal cases, we do not feel that it is possible to represent clients to the standard that we would think is necessary and therefore, we do not therefore offer Legal Aid.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.