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Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exist?

Postby 3.14 » Wed May 04, 2016 2:28 pm

This is for a friend.

They have been called in for questioning by the Police.

What rights do they have? If they retain a Solicitor to go with them, is that free or will they have to pay?
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Re: Called in for questioning, what rights are there?

Postby shootist » Wed May 04, 2016 3:09 pm

I assume that your friend hasn't been called in for questioning by his mother in law.

Assuming he's to be questioned by the police at a police station then he is entitled to have a solicitor present free of charge. do everything you can to make sure he has one.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby dls » Thu May 05, 2016 1:02 pm

He can take his own solicitor, but if he wants that solicitor to be free, that solicitor has to be on the appropriate scheme and agree to accept the remuneration on offer.
If he talks forst to the solicitor he may well find an easy way of doing this.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby Spankymonkey » Fri May 13, 2016 11:15 am

Assuming he's to be questioned by the police at a police station then he is entitled to have a solicitor present free of charge.



I guess you haven't been in a police station for a number of years Shootist. In reality, all the OPs friend is likely to get is to speak to a paralegal at CDS Direct.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby atticus » Fri May 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Interesting contribution, Spanker.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby 3.14 » Fri May 13, 2016 2:16 pm

In actual fact, he asked for the Duty Solicitor and one arrived after an hour. He was questioned under caution (not arrested) and that was it.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby Limpopo574 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:26 am

If he is asked to attend for questioning, does he have to go anyway?
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby 3.14 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:52 am

Limpopo574 wrote:If he is asked to attend for questioning, does he have to go anyway?

Anyone who doesn't go is liable to be arrested.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:58 am

Depending on the circumstances it may be in his interests to co-operate.
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Re: Called in for questioning by the Police, what rights exi

Postby Maz JP » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:51 am

Spankymonkey wrote:I guess you haven't been in a police station for a number of years Shootist. In reality, all the OPs friend is likely to get is to speak to a paralegal at CDS Direct.


I'm rather sure that this is nowhere near a universal truth, but would like to know whether there is some truth in it?

Duty Solicitors are the unsung heroes of the legal world imo.
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