It is a very stressful experience to be interviewed by police as a suspect of a crime. What you say in such an interview can seriously undermine any lawful defences that may be available to you.
In some cases it may not be necessary for you to actually go to the Police Station at all. Often police want you to attend in order to gather evidence against you, in which case you need to have expert advice before you go.
Each case is unique – don’t assume anything from previous advice or situations you may have heard about.
Recent amendments to the laws governing a suspect’s right to silence mean that is essential that you get legal advice before deciding whether or not to do an interview with police (ERISP).
Ideally, this should be done before attending the police station or if already under arrest, in a telephone call to us.
Remember, in some cases we can prevent you being arrested or even charged in the first place.