The case can be won or lost at the police station before it even goes to court. All of Tuckers solicitors police station representatives are aware that what happens in the police interview can impact the trial. Wrongly exercising the right of silence can be a disaster. Not exercising the right to silence can also be a disaster. It depends on the circumstances. We hope to avoid a trial but if it does go to a trial at least with our presence at the police station we can set up
Sometimes people are not treated fairly in the police station. It is very sad to say but quite often we do find police interviews are not conducted in accordance with the codes appropriate to police interviews. This can have a very unfair impact. For example vulnerable people without a solicitor are particularly at risk. This applies to the young and those with mental health conditions who especially should always have a solicitor in the police station (and preferably one of
Even if you feel you may have committed an offence it is still important to be legally represented as Tuckers solicitors can still help you. Firstly it may well be that you feel guilty but as a matter of law you are not or the police and prosecution could not prove this. We will during police disclosure analyse the evidence and confirm whether it is in your interest to admit the offence or exercise your legal right to remain silent. This would be your choice. All we woul
Partner Simon Holmes' reflections on self-isolating and working through the Coronavirus. Simon had to self isolate because his daughter was showing symptoms. He writes just before returning to work: Well....here I am stationed at the dining room table. Day 13 (of 14)...courtesy of my daughter developing relevant symptoms last week.
First thought - it’s amazing how much you can actually get done at home! The frenetic atmosphere of the office isn’t always conducive to gettin
If you are innocent (not guilty) that is exactly the time you need Tuckers solicitors. The truth is that sometimes people are wrongly arrested and the police can become stuck in a mindset based upon a false allegation or misleading evidence. That is when Tuckers solicitors can really help because we will analyse the evidence during a disclosure which the police are obliged to undertake by supplying us with the evidence (or at least some of it which is crucial to the case). We