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Have you been arrested for a criminal act? Your 5 FAQs answered by a criminal solicitor
06 Nov 2020

In the UK, criminal law is one of the widest and most practised.

As it is so broad, many solicitors specialise in one specific area of this law type; as it encompasses everything from minor motoring offences to terrorism, there is a fair amount of variation to specialise in. And so, if you ever find yourself accused of committing a criminal act, you will need to seek out the advice of a solicitor who not only understands criminal law but also knows enough about your particular accusation type to represent you.

For more minor offences, such as an out of date tax stamp on a car, you may not need the advice of a solicitor at all, as this can usually be handled outside of a police station. But, if you find yourself arrested, you will probably have some questions about criminal law, regardless of the crime that you are being detained for.

If you have been arrested and don’t know where to turn, contact our team at ABV Solicitors for legal advice. Offering a 24 hour a day service for criminal law, our criminal solicitor will be able to visit you at the police station and offer you free legal advice relating to your case. With our links to leading barristers and forensic experts, our team can also offer you the highest quality legal representation, should your case go to court. Perfect!

So, what are some of the most common questions that our criminal solicitor is asked? Read on to find out!

What should I do when I’m arrested?

If you have been arrested and are at the police station, call our criminal solicitor at ABV Solicitors.

As mentioned earlier, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be able to visit you at the police station to offer free legal advice.

When should I call a solicitor?

If you are aware that you are going to be arrested, preferably, you should contact our team before this occurs.

However, while you are detained at the police station, you have the right to contact a solicitor for free legal advice and representation, so we always urge our clients to contact us before they are

questioned by the police.

I know I’m innocent- why do I need a representative?

Because our solicitors can liaise with police officers to have any charges against you dropped, and can build your case if you need to go to court. Simple!

Will I be released on bail?

This depends on what you have been arrested for; in certain cases, such as armed robbery or grievous bodily harm, our team may be able to get you released on bail. However, if you are arrested for more serious offences, such as manslaughter or terrorism, this may not be possible.

Will I need to go to court?

This depends on the offence that you have committed. If you have been released on bail then you will have to attend court for sentencing.

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