Why You Should Be Represented At the Police Station Reason 5:
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 our Tuckers Solicitors specialists.) One example was someone who was interviewed without an interpreter and the police asked “how tall are you?" and the reply was "32 years of age”. The police officer later in court described the suspects English is impeccable but the interview was thrown out on our application by the court - but that hearing could have been avoided had we been in attendance.