If you have been arrested and detained at a police station, or you have been asked to attend a police station for a voluntary interview, it is your right to request advice and representation from a solicitor. This ensures your legal rights are protected and you are treated fairly throughout the interview process.
As a leading criminal defence law firm in London, we can provide free legal advice from an experienced criminal defence solicitor at both the police station and at court.
We offer a free, 24 hour legal representation service at police stations across London and the surrounding home counties. We are also able to provide you with legal assistance beyond these areas.
Find Stoke Newington police station at:
33 Stoke Newington High Street
What is a voluntary interview?
A voluntary interview – also known as a caution plus 3 interview – takes place at the police station. You will be asked to attend the interview to assist the police with their enquiries into a suspected criminal offence. You are not under arrest and you are free to leave the police station at any time, unless the police arrest you.
The police will 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 answers misinterpreted by a police officer who has already decided you’re guilty before you’ve even arrived for your interview.
You are entitled to receive independent legal advice whether you are giving a voluntary interview or a standard interview. Despite the voluntary nature of this type of police interview, it is as serious as a police interview held under caution.
At Lawtons, we have plenty of experience in representing our clients at voluntary police interviews. We can arrange the interview with the police at a time and date to suit you, then guide you through the interview process.
Expert legal advice and representation in London
If you have been asked to attend Stoke Newington police station for a voluntary interview, contact us for expert legal advice and representation, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
We pride ourselves on providing personalised legal advice and assistance in any criminal charges that have been made against you. Our team of experienced criminal defence solicitors will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your individual case.