Two recent cases dealt with by Crime Solicitors Lawtons highlight this. Both individuals were interviewed at home on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, by incorrectly completing a notice under section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988.
As a result of the Police interviews at home no legal advice was requested. Admissions were made to offences that then resulted in criminal charges being brought for an offence under section 5 Perjury Act 1911.
Both individuals were fortunate to avoid being sent to prison when the case was dealt with at the Magistrates’ Court, with our experienced Solicitor-Advocate, Stephen Halloran, persuading the Court to deal with the cases without an immediate prison sentence.
While the worry of going to the Police Station is avoided by an interview at home, you should make sure that you have the services of an experienced Criminal Lawyer. The entitlement to free and independent legal advice remains.
The message is clear; make sure you seek advice from a specialist Crime Solicitor for any Police interview. We are able to offer a nationwide service and the advice is free!
Contact us for a free initial consultation about your rights.