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.
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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.
You can call 01915676667 or 01912846989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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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.
Give us a call 01915676667 (South Tyne and North Durham) or 01912846989 (North Tyne and Northumberland).
Emmersons Solicitors-we are here to help you.
I represented a woman yesterday who had accumulated 12 points. We argued exceptional financial hardship and even though she was a totter and could have been disqualified she kept her licence.
I undertook a trial a few weeks ago for a couple who had been prosecuted by the RSPCA for causing suffering to a cat. The cat had developed a tumor which had caused an abscess. The vet said that the couple would have known that the cat was in pain. This couple looked after many cats. They loved animals. They cared for animals. The Magistrates did not convict them and teh couple walked free from Court after trial.
Two issues arise:
1 The RSPCA is a charity. They are not the Police. They do not have the right to enter your home or property unless you invite them. You don’t have to let them in-unless accompanied by a Police Officer.
2 You don’t have to answer their questions. They may give you a caution before interviewing you, but you don’t have to speak to them if you don’t wish to. Apart from that you might wish to take legal advice before the interview or have a solicitor present during interview.
Clearly, separating from a partner can be a traumatic experience.
Some clients are willing to take part in a round table discussion (sometimes referred to as mediation) to resolve their differences.
In other situations the hurt felt by one or both parties is so strong that the support of a lawyer is required. The simplest method of utilising a lawyer is to sign up to a collaborative law resolution process. Often this approach can also be cheaper than the traditional litigation approach.
What can drag out the process is where one party for whatever reason is not willing to be collaborative and wants their pound of flesh. Unfortunately there are lawyers who promote such behaviour, even when they are members of organisations such as Resolution.
At Emmersons we work to resolve issues amicably and cost effectively if at all possible.
If you live in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear or County Durham then why not call in to see us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live overseas and you are looking to divorce in England or Wales then we can advise you too. Contact email@example.com
You can get more information from our webite www.emmersons-solicitors.co.uk
Divorce or separation or dissolution does not have to be like the War of the Roses. Emmersons will help you separate in a friendlier way.