What was the solution?
The solution was to reduce arrests, increase voluntary attendances and introduce Release Under Investigation (RUI). This provided a new framework however the clamour in the media for suspects to be on bail led to the government changing the law again.
As of the 28th October 2022 the law changed again allowing the police to put someone on bail for periods of up to 9 months for standard cases and even longer for nonstandard matters . This bail can include conditions that are quite restrictive. After this period the police can apply to the court for further time. Even if bail expires it does not mean the end of the matter as a person can remain under investigation for even longer.
If you are suspected of a criminal offence, you may be interviewed but not told of the outcome until some unspecified date in the future. You could be Released Under Investigation (RUI) This effectively means that there are no time limits for how long the case can take to investigate your case.
Suspects are left dangling. They are not updated, have no idea if and when a postal requisition will arrive and this leads to stress and anxiety.
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Why choose levins?
If you have been RUI’d or police bailed, then contact us, we will do our best to get an update from the officer in the case.
We can liaise with the police on your behalf and advise you as to procedure. This service is free.
Even if you had a different firm at the interview stage or no solicitor at all, we can still provide you with advice.
Our practice is based in Merseyside but we regularly travel to police stations nationwide as seen on TV. Good criminal lawyers have to travel to where their clients are and so this has never been an issue for us as a firm.
Released Under Investigation lawyer Liverpool: If you have been RUI’d and want FREE and EXPERT advice please call our criminal defence team on 0151 480 5777 . Areas we cover include Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West, North Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire