Duty Solicitor - Legal Advice at the Police Station Following Arrest

Our Police Station Representation Solicitors offer specialist support and advice to anyone who has been arrested or summoned to attend the police station.

Being arrested can be an unexpected and traumatic experience for anyone. Whilst at the police station, it is crucial you know your rights and how you should respond to any questions that might be asked. Draycott Browne has years of experience in providing legal advice to anyone who has been arrested.

If you have been arrested it is important you seek legal help from experienced general crime solicitors you can trust. Our service is free at the point of delivery*, meaning we will provide our service to anyone who needs our help.

Draycott Browne can provide expert advice to you or your loved ones during what can be a particularly difficult time. If you or someone you know has been arrested, call us on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or complete our contact form. Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Christmas Day.

Understanding your rights at the police station

As the experts, it is our job to both understand and inform you of your rights. After your arrest, we will advise you on the following:

  • what to say, if anything, during an interview
  • your right to stay silent should you wish
  • the law surrounding your case
  • if you are being held at the station unnecessarily
  • if the police are efficiently carrying out an investigation

By fully understanding your rights and getting advice from the start, your defence should be stronger as you will be able to make more informed decisions.

The interview process

After your arrest, it is normal for the police to conduct an interview. The aim of this interview is to secure an account form you. This information could then be used as evidence against you in court. Draycott Browne’s legal experts are here to advise you on the best way to proceed, whether you decide to stay silent, talk to the police freely or prepare a written statement.

Receive expert legal advice from the start

Building your defence starts from the moment you are arrested. From that moment, anything you say could be used as evidence against you. Those who have been arrested can often feel pressure from the police and, in this vulnerable state, say something they would not usually say. This is why it is paramount to hire a legal defence expert who can advise you on any communication you have with the police. The sooner you enlist the help of our highly-skilled solicitors, the better chance we have of building the most robust defence case possible for your circumstances.


Arrests are rarely anticipated, and they are not always at a convenient time for those involved. That is why our legal advisors are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you at the police station whenever you need us.


If you are in need of legal services but are worried about the cost, Draycott Browne will assist you in applying for legal aid. Legal aid is public funding to help you pay for the professional advice and representation you require. If your application for legal aid is successful, you will no longer need to worry about the financial repercussions of your case (though, if you are employed and your case proceeds to the Crown Court, you may be ordered to make a contribution towards the cost of your representation). If you have any questions regarding legal aid, get in touch with our team.


The legal team at Draycott Browne has a formidable reputation across the industry and will do everything possible to help you, whatever your situation. We will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your situation and its implications and will be clear and straightforward with throughout. We take pride in our supportive approach, during what can be a stressful and distressing time for many of our clients. You can be sure that you will be treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.

By entrusting your case to Draycott Brown, one of the UK's top Criminal Defence Law Firms, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of skilled legal experts, who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of criminal law.

Our legal team of Criminal Defence Solicitors is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We operate within Manchester and across North West England. If you or someone you know has been arrested and needs expert legal advice, call Draycott Browne on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or complete our contact form.