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Criminal investigation: Police Arrest

Procedure | Criminal Defence Lawyers

If you’re arrested the Jersey police must:

  • identify themselves as the police
  • tell you that you’re being arrested
  • tell you what crime they think you’ve committed
  • explain why it’s necessary to arrest you
  • explain your rights
  • explain to you that you’re not free to leave

If you’re arrested you’ll usually be taken to a police station, held in custody in a cell and then questioned. When in custody at a police station [1], you are entitled to free criminal law advice and representation, no matter what the time of day. If you find yourself arrested, it can be a highly stressful situation that can have life changing consequences.

Contacting us Parslows Criminal Defence Lawyers [2] when you get arrest increases the opportunity to resolve the matter quickly and discreetly.

Whether or not you should exercise your right to silence [3] is something that you think about carefully, with the benefit of legal advice. Each case is individual and fact dependant and the aim should be to arrive at a decision which is best for you, in the particular circumstances of your case.

If you are arrested, don’t qualify for legal aid and you wish to discuss your rights, please give us a call on 630530.

For further information please do not hesitate to call 630530 or email us on criminaldefence@parslowsjersey.com [4]

How Parslows Jersey criminal defence lawyers [2] can help

If you are charged with an offence and find you are not eligible for Jersey legal aid contact Advocate Lorraine McClure on 630530 [5].  It is important to seek professional legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you are fully prepared before attending police interview and/or answering any police questions. Our team of expert criminal defence advocates are on hand to assist

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