What happens at a police interview?
At the start of the interview, the police should tell you:
- The names of the officers in attendance
- That the interview is being recorded
- The purpose of the interview – including what offence is being investigated
- That you can choose to end the interview at any time
- That you do not have to say anything
- That anything you do say can be used against you in a court of law
- That you have the right to legal representation
- You should be formally cautioned – if this does not happen, then anything you say during the interview may potentially be considered inadmissible as evidence by a court.
They will then ask you questions which can cover issues such as:
- Your whereabouts at certain times
- Whether you know certain people
- Your knowledge of specific events
- You have the right to breaks (normally 15 minutes every two hours) if the interview goes on for this long.
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Voluntary police interview solicitor: If you are called in for interview and ignore the request, chances are you will be arrested so our advice is always to call a solicitor and make arrangements to go in.
Some people think they can be interviewed without a solicitor as they have nothing to hide. This is never a good idea. We are experts and we are free so please take advantage of that.
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