If you are under arrest we can represent you at the police station free of charge. You should not answer any police questions without having a Solicitor present. A friend or relative of someone detained at the police station may be able to instruct us on your behalf. Some of the most important decisions made in relation to a case are made at the police station stage.
If we are involved at an early stage of an investigation, we are often able to affect the outcome.
The right to silence means you do not have to answer police questions. However, if you do not, but then put forward a positive defence to the allegations at any trial, the court may hold your failure to answer questions in the interview against you.
Sakhi Solicitors can advise you whether or not this is likely to happen and whether or not your explanation should be put forward at the time of your interview.