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A guide to police investigations and interviews

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Criminal acts either witnessed by, or reported to, the police will lead to an investigation by them. The investigation stage may range from the simple to the very complex. For example, a police officer on duty witnessing disorderly behaviour...

Do I need a solicitor when being questioned by the police?

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When the police investigate the complaint of a crime they will usually want to interview their suspect. This can be when that person has been placed under arrest or can be a more informal arrangement made by the police, referred to as a voluntary...

What evidence is needed to charge a person with an offence?

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We receive a number of calls from clients who ask if they can be charged with an offence when the alleged victim has not provided a statement or where there isn’t any CCTV/forensic evidence. The first point to remember is that we are all subject...

What are Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Domestic Violence Protection Orders?

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Since 2014 the police and courts have been given powers to fill what is described as a “gap” in providing protection to victims of domestic violence. Following an incident of domestic violence where there may be insufficient evidence to...

When a lucky find can lead you straight to jail

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There may be little chance of finding a 20 kg gold bar while you're out and about today, but for some residents in a remote part Russia, earlier this month, that unlikely scenario very nearly happened. A plane taking off from a...