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.

Interview
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 je@emmersons-solicitors.co.uk or john@emmersons-solicitors.co.uk

I also conduct my own teeth extractions
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”.

Myth
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.

RSPCA beaten

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.

amrobinson@emmersons-solicitors.co.uk

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