After you’re arrested call Emmersons

If you are arrested for drink driving you cannot delay being tested on the breathalyser at the Police Station by asking for legal advice. Once you have given a sample you can speak with an adviser via CDSDirect.

If you are to be interviewed you are entitled to free legal advice and representation from a Solicitor of your choice. The advice is free if the Solicitor has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. We have such a contract. All you have to do is to tell the Custody Officer that you want Emmersons Solicitors. We cover Police Stations in Tyne and Wear, North Durham and Northumberland.

If you decide to go it alone or you are charged to Court then do arrange to see us as soon as possible. We will explain legal aid and our private client fixed fees. We cover Magistrates’ Courts in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and North Durham.

Take Legal Advice
What you shouldn’t let happen is for the Police to convince you that getting us to represent you will cause delay or that getting the Duty is quicker. What you must understand is that the Police don’t care about your interests. They are only interested in a quick interview, your confession and whatever happens in Court doesn’t concern them. Don’t trust the Police to advise you on the law-ask Emmersons instead.

Contact us
You can call 01915676667 or 01912846989 or email or

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Whatever you do don’t try to deal with the Police yourself. Let Emmersons deal with the Police. Put our contact details in your mobile, have a look at our website and tell the Custody Sergeant ” I want Emmersons Solicitors”.

Here’s a thing: you aren’t entitled to a phone call. You are entitled to have someone informed of your whereabouts when arrested by the Police.
You are entitled to Free, Independent legal advice when arrested and in interview. We will ask for relevant material, challenge (if relevant) your continued detention and above all else work in your best interests.

But the Duty is best? Right?
You don’t need to opt for the Duty. Get Emmersons Solicitors on your side from the start.

Contact Details
Give us a call 01915676667 (South Tyne and North Durham) or 01912846989 (North Tyne and Northumberland).

Emmersons Solicitors-we are here to help you.

Keep on driving

Your licence is so important. It allows you to work. It allows you to transport your family. It facilitates trips and holidays by car. You couldn’t do without it. Could you?

If you ignore speed limits you are likely to gather penalty points. There is nothing so hollow sounding as the excuse “I was in a hurry” if someone is injured or worse as a result of a speeding incident.

Driving in accordance with the law and regulations is part of the deal. 20 mph zones exist for a reason-usually to keep pedestrians, children and other road users safe.

If you obtain 12 penalty points you will appear in Court facing disqualification.
There are options at this point: accept the disqualification of 6 months or attempt to reduce or avoid the disqualification.

There may be arguments about the last event that brings you to court as to why points not ought to be imposed.

Otherwise exceptional financial hardship is your best argument. This requires very careful preparation and consideration before you get to Court.

Driving with excess alcohol is inexcusable. Sometimes it can be in the morning after the night before. Always err on the side of caution and don’t drive if you feel “under the weather”.

There are limited defences and special reasons arguments. Usually a 12 month minimum disqualification and fine will follow. However the higher the reading the greater the risk of a Community Order or custody. Failing to give a sample is even worse. However why you failed and having a valid medical reason in support might help you avoid the consequences.

Magistrates sentence based upon Guidelines so we can help you assess the likely consequences of your actions.

Legal aid is restricted to cases based upon your means and the interests of justice. We offer a fixed fee initial interview of £60 and a court fee for guilty pleas and mitigation of £420. A trial is charged at £840. These fees are for the case-not for each hearing. Once paid we will attend at Court for you.

For advice on motoring cases you should talk to Emmersons. Contact or phone 01915676667. We cover all Courts in North East England.

If you want to keep your licence then keep Emmersons contact details in your contacts.

If you are to be interviewed by the Police then you are entitled to be represented. Anyone interviewed is entitled to free legal advice and representation by the Solicitor of their own choice (you don’t have to rely upon the Duty) if that Solicitor has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. We do have such a contract.
You should ask for Emmersons Solicitors. We must attend the Police Station within 45 minutes of being told that the interview is to take place. Asking for a Solicitor will not cause delay unless the Police orchestrate the delay. Getting the duty is not any quicker.

If you do go through the interview process unrepresented and you have been bailed then do come and see us. We can assist you if you are to be further interviewed or if you are charged.


Pc Plebbe nearly stops Christmas 2016

Faced with the result of the Government’s austerity efficiency programme the only Police Officer left in England is getting tired. He has to answer to a huge number of bosses and managers; record data which the bosses then fiddle and then pass all the evidence to his mate Idgo Guilty who is the only prosecutor left for England.

There’s one huge prison-the Isle of Wight- run by GeoG4sedex from which no one is released as there are no probation officers.

Lord Grating has delivered the Government’s (UKIP/Tory/Labour/LibDem Coalition) dream of minimal involvement in poor people’s Justice whilst lavishing all sorts of resources on the “paid for” sector so that Russians can get divorced in London’s new World Centre of Rich People’s Divorces and Commercial Arbitration.
There’s only one defence firm which employs 6 people in its social media and IT department and 3 people who failed their law degrees but spent two hours watching a Public Support webinar. The firm is owned by an American insurance company.

Anyway PC Plebbe was on patrol in his helicopter when he spotted a large chap in a red hoody clambering over some dwellings in Surrey. “We can’t be having this!” he exclaimed. ” I shall investigate” he turned on his body cam live feed to Lord Grating. At whichever of his 20 mansions he stayed Lord Grating was able to view the work of PC Plebbe.

PC Plebbe closed in on the prisoner (sorry “suspect”).”Excuse me sonny. What you up to?” Ever since England had left the UK, left the EU, left the UN and the European Court of Human Rights PC Plebbe and the Government could do whatever PC Plebbe wanted.
“I’m delivering presents” replied the hooded chap.
“Oh yeah!? On the roof??”
“Yes. Don’t you know who I am?”
” Here we go again” said PC Plebbe.
“No, seriously. Don’t you?”
“I haven’t time for X Factor or IACGMOOH or any of that crap. I watch NCIS and CSI to see how our former really special ally still maintains an antiquated justice system. They still have Courts and Justice. ”
“I’m Santa” said the hoody.
” What!!” exclaimed PC Plebbe. ” I thought Prime Minister FarGarage got rid of him with the No Foreigners In England Act 2017″.
“No. I still travel freely”!explained Santa.
“Let me see your visa, passport, permission to work card, DNA, HIV free certificate and ethnicity classification” demanded PC Plebbe.
” I don’t have them. I’m Santa. I’m exempt”.
” Bollocks” ejaculated the copper. “No foreigners are exempt”.

Then PC Plebbe noted the whiff of alcohol. ” Have you been drinking sir?” he enquired.
“Of course. People leave me whisky, sherry, port, gin, cocaine. It’s a perk of the job”.
“Blow into this” demanded PC Plebbe. ” Where’s your vehicle?”
“It’s over there”. Hoody pointed to another roof
“It’s a flying sleigh drawn by flying antelope.”
“!Shouldn”t that be reindeer?” asked PC Plebve.
” No. Reindeer can’t fly. I stick those funny horns on them to maintain the myth. They’re antelope”.
” This is crazy !!” said PC Plebbe. ” I shall consult Lord Grating.”

After a few minutes on the radio PC Plebbe announced “you are sentenced to life in prison. No books. No job. No courses. No education”
” Excuse me. Don’t I get a trial?”
” No. Lord Grating got rid of Courts and Judges coz they kept telling him he was wrong. The Law Society helped shape this new future through consulting on this process and by suggesting how all lawyers and Regulators could be dispensed with. The Law Society called it “market consolidation”. Lord Grating called it ” a bloody good idea”. Lord Grating was very grateful as he hadn’t even thought of it!”
“So I’m off to jail?”
“No trial. No advocate. Nothing??”.
“No. It’s really cheap and super efficient” said PC Plebbe, smiling.
“It’s not justice, though”.
“Justice. Mustice. Who cares? It’s cheap and efficient”
” But children will be disappointed” the hoody explained.
“Whatevs!!” retorted PC Plebbe (who was only 16 after all).”Come with me”.

PC Plebbe placed Hoody in cuffs for his own protection and the protection of PC Plebbe and took him by helicopter straight to Isle of Wight prison.

However the flying antelope had other ideas. They flew to the Isle of Wight and rescued Hoody and freed the prisoners.

Lord Grating and Prime Minister FarGarage were taken out and shot and England rejoined all the institutions it had left. The justice system was restored and properly resourced and the rule of law and the power of the Justice system was re-established and recognised.
Only because it had been taken away did English people realise how important it was.

All was well. Santa got on with his work. Presents were delivered. Children experienced joy.

Clearly this is impossible. No one, no politician would allow the power of the State to vest in a few hands and for the Justice system to be dismantled under the guise of efficiency and austerity. Surely a properly resourced Justice system is an imperative?