The police are increasingly using this type of interview which can take place in your home or a police station or custody suite. It means that an allegation has been made of a criminal nature and you are a suspect but police have made the decision that there is no immediate need for you to be arrested but need to speak with you.
A voluntary interview means that you will be advised at the outset, that you do not have to say anything, but anything you do say may be used in court.
You are entitled to free and independent legal advice for such an interview.
If you have been requested to attend a police station or that the police come around to home for a ‘conversation’, contact us immediately for free advice and it is often the case that we can obtain from police information relating to the allegation, which they would not disclose to you, prior to attending a police station and interview.
It is without doubt in your best interests to seek legal advice prior to any interview with police. We are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.