Voluntary Interview at Police Station
If you have been asked to attend for a voluntary interview at police station in England or Wales, it is vital that you do not discuss the details of the allegation until you have sought specialist legal advice.
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While many people are interviewed in the police station while they are being detained after being arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, more and more people find themselves being invited for a voluntary interview at police station.
This invitation, together with the pleasant way in which most officers will treat you, leaves many people believing that the matter is not too serious or that they have been called in for an informal chat.
This is not the case.
Being asked to attend for a voluntary interview does not give a reflection on how seriously the police are treating the matter. Police will routinely allow people under suspicion of serious crimes such as drugs offences, violent crimes and sexual offences to be interviewed voluntarily.
If you are called for a voluntary interview, you are entitled to legal representation and you should ensure that you do have legal representation. This can either be the free duty solicitor, which everyone is entitled to in the police station, or a private specialist like our Legal 500 firm, Forrest Williams.
You will be cautioned by the police and your interview will be recorded. If you are charged with an offence, your interview will be used as evidence and what you say or don’t say at this time can greatly harm your position.
It is vital that you remember that, while pleasant, the police are not on your side.
Forrest Williams are the country’s leading firm of proactive, private police station representatives. Our team will take proactive action before the interview, represent you at the interview, and make formal representations on your behalf when appropriate.
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