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Whatever situation you are facing, where matters involve the police, seeking the best possible legal advice and representation is vital in protecting your rights and future.
Our experienced criminal defence lawyers offer just that. To find out how we can help you, contact us today.
What to do next
Whether you have been arrested, held in custody or if the police call you in for questioning, UK law allows you to seek advice from a solicitor who can explain your legal rights, options and best course of action.
You may have already been questioned and are required to go back to the police station, in which case legal advice is even more important in ensuring you understand what is at stake and what may happen next. Your case could progress to the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court, so a legal representative that understands your situation can help you to reach the best possible outcome.
For those that have been arrested, there will be the option to use a solicitor or advisor offered by the police (under the Duty Solicitor scheme) - however, you can instruct one of your own choice. Our expert solicitors at Smith Partnership provide proactive, straightforward advice to help clients who have found themselves needing advice at the police station.
24 hour assistance
From our years of experience in dealing with issues involving the police, we understand how valuable accessible and responsive advice is. Therefore, our clients benefit from our 24 hour, 7 days a week service which ensures we are able to proactively handle any challenge that arises at every stage of your case. In this way, we can make sure that your legal rights and position are protected at all times.
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What to expect at a police station questioning
No matter the seriousness of the allegations or matter, the process for questioning at a police station can be extremely daunting. However, this stage of any criminal case is incredibly important as anything said or done in these recorded questionings can be used as evidence against the suspect later on in the event of a trial.
Under the pressure of the situation, it’s only human to make mistakes or for information to be misinterpreted unintentionally. Therefore, where you have the right to consult a legal representative, it is advisable to do so as this can protect you and help the case’s proceedings significantly.
Why choose Smith Partnership?
Our extensive experience and expertise in this area of law is backed by a top tier Legal 500 ranking in the East Midlands.
With the belief that everyone has the right to the best possible legal representation, regardless of the situation or their financial circumstances, we also advise clients on their eligibility for legal aid. If eligible, we can help you to complete the application or if not, we will quote you a fixed fee and advise you on other payment options.
We pride ourselves in offering a clear and practical approach to any legal issue referred to us. Therefore, we can assure you that any advice or communication you receive from our solicitors will be straight-talking and jargon-free. If at any point there is something you are unsure of, we understand how important it is that you know exactly where you stand, especially when matters involve the Police. Our team will be more than happy to explain.
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Having been awarded the highest possible ranking by The Legal 500, The Smith Partnership team is number one for criminal law in the East Midlands. It noted:
Andrew Oldroyd heads the criminal defence practice at Smith Partnership with the assistance of Kevin McGrath, who leads the corporate crime and fraud unit. Noted for its ‘great experience, technical ability and commitment‘ the firm takes on defence cases relating to homicide, drug conspiracies, sexual assault, motoring offences and prosecutions by various regulatory bodies. Other key contacts are David Cusack and Crown Court litigators, Vasanti Vaitha and Beth McGovern.
The combination of friendliness and professionalism – they are very approachable and do not give the impression of “judging” clients. They have a strong work ethic and far better respected than other firms in the local area with a high volume of Higher Court Advocates.
Very strong criminal team, with great experience, technical ability and commitment.
Huge presence in The Midlands for crime. Andrew Oldroyd partner takes the case on as though each client is a family member.