It is your legal right to request legal representation from a solicitor if you have been arrested and detained at a police station. You are also entitled to receive legal advice at a voluntary interview.
We are a leading firm of criminal solicitors, offering free, 24 hour legal representation and legal advice at police stations. Our team of criminal defence solicitors can provide free legal advice at both the police station and at court.
Our offices are based in London and the surrounding home countries. We are also able to provide you with legal assistance beyond these areas.
Find Lewisham police station at:
43 Lewisham High Street
Been asked to attend a voluntary interview?
If you have been asked to attend a voluntary interview, you will be required to attend the police station at a specified time. You will be asked to assist the police with their enquiries into a suspected criminal offence during this interview.
While you are not under arrest at the time of a voluntary interview – also known as a caution plus 3 interview – the police will still caution you before the interview takes place. The interview will also be recorded and anything you say during the interview may be used as evidence in court, should the case proceed that far.
Expert independent legal advice during a voluntary interview can ensure you don’t incriminate yourself or have your words misinterpreted by a police officer who may have decided you’re guilty of committing the alleged offence before you’ve even arrived for your interview.
You are free to leave the police station at any time during a voluntary interview, unless the police arrest you.
Despite the voluntary aspect of this type of police interview, is as serious as a police interview held under caution. You are entitled to receive independent legal advice from a solicitor whether you are required to attend a voluntary interview or a standard police interview.
At Lawtons London, we have considerable experience in representing our clients at voluntary police interviews. We can support you through the interview and arrange the interview at a time and date to suit you. We will then arrange for you to be represented by a specialist criminal defence solicitor, whatever the alleged offence and wherever the interview takes place.
It is extremely important that you seek expert legal advice ahead of a voluntary police interview, to ensure your legal rights are protected and you are treated fairly.
Expert legal representation in Lewisham
If you have been asked to attend Lewisham police station for a voluntary interview or an interview under caution, contact us for expert legal advice and representation, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
We are able to provide personalised legal advice and assistance in any criminal charges that have been made against you. We Will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your individual case.