Our defence lawyers frequently attend police stations and offices across Lanarkshire and Glasgow for police arrests, interviews, custody support – and more. Attendance at a police station, whether requested or enforced, should be supported at all times by the advice and assistance of an experienced lawyer.
Below is a map of the local police stations we most frequently attend in the Glasgow and Lanarkshire areas to support our clients with their cases.
For more information on any police stations in Scotland, please visit the Police Scotland – Police Stations website page where you will find details for all police stations and offices. Full lists of all Glasgow & Lanarkshire police stations, and their catchment areas, can be found via the following Police Scotland pages;
You have the right, no matter the allegation or crime, whether a Domestic Assault, Breach of the Peace or any other offence, to speak to a solicitor before any Police Interview. You also have the right to have a solicitor present with you during any police interview.
Unlike other law firms if you ask for us, or call us, day or night we will organise to meet, talk to or be present with you during any police interview.
Whilst there are certain exceptions, such as some road traffic cases, you have the right in 99% of cases to remain silent or to make no comment (there are exceptions where statutory legislation compels you to answer the question, the police should make this clear to you). You do not have to “give your side of the story” or tell the police anything. You can simply say “no comment”. It is for the Police, and later the Crown, to prove any allegations they are making against you.
Often it is our experience that when people waive their right to silence they later find that their version of events hasn’t been accepted but the information which they have given in putting that version forward has been used against them, and frequently speaking to the police can prejudice your case.
Our advice to clients who are arrested or detained in police custody is to insist on a consultation and take legal advice from a solicitor before you are questioned by police; and for our solicitors to be present with you during any police interview if you ask us to be.
We pride ourselves in fighting for our clients and insist on an aggressive defence.
Below is a short clip from Charles Ferguson regarding the Police Interview Process.
If you are held at a police station and need legal representation, your first interview or telephone consultation whilst in police custody is always free. Contact Charles Ferguson defence lawyers today.