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Police Station Reps - Coldharbour Police Station

Police Station Reps - Coldharbour Police Station

156 London Rd, Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford ME20 7NQ

Coldharbour Police Station

0800 555 111

We Cover Coldharbour Police Station

Why Have a Solicitor when you are interviewed for Road Traffic Offences?

Having a solicitor present during a police interview for road traffic offences can be essential for a number of reasons:

Understanding your Rights: A solicitor can ensure that your rights are protected throughout the interview process. They will ensure you understand what is happening and advise you on how to exercise your rights, such as your right to remain silent on certain questions or how certain answers may be used against you in a legal proceeding.

Advice on Legal Procedures: Navigating through the legal system can be complicated. A solicitor will guide you through the procedure, ensuring that you understand every step of the process. This might include explaining potential outcomes, possible penalties, and next steps if you are charged with an offence.

Representation: A solicitor acts as your advocate and will speak on your behalf if necessary. They can challenge any inappropriate questions or actions by the police and negotiate on your behalf.

Understanding the Charge: Road traffic offences such as careless driving, dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and careless driving can have varying degrees of seriousness and penalties. A solicitor can help you understand the exact nature of the charges and the potential consequences.

Preparing your Defense: In the event that you are charged, your solicitor will work with you to prepare your defense. This might include collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and preparing you for trial.

Mitigation: If you admit the offence or are found guilty, a solicitor can represent you in court and present mitigation to try and reduce the penalty.

Remember, it is always your decision whether to have a solicitor present during a police interview, but having professional legal advice can be invaluable, especially when dealing with serious charges.

If your client needs legal representation at a police station in Kent please call us on

01732 247427

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