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This is your Free Legal Advice Guide For Representation at Walworth Police Station by the best-experienced Solicitor for A Voluntary Interview or Emergency if Arrested.

Are you suspected of committing an offence at Walworth Police Station in Southwark? Have you been accused of a crime? Are you or someone you know being held in a police station for questioning? Do not speak to the Walworth Police until you have spoken to us for Free Advice!

We can provide the Best Free Advice Emergency Representation team as our firm has more than 45 years experience of representing clients at Walworth Police Station and Metropolitan Police Stations. This is a Metropolitan Police Station, we cover a wide range of offences and investigations including if you are already on Pre Charge Baiat Walworth Police Station or any other Police Station.

We have the best and excellent track record of achieving excellent Emergency Representation outcomes and providing first-class advice to thousands of clients at various police stations in the U.K including Walworth Police Station. We have the best legal representation and solicitors for Walworth Police Station. We can get to Walworth Police Station rapidly in an Emergency as we are local. We are regarded locally as one of the best and most experienced criminal law solicitors in the Walworth area providing service for clients at Walworth Police Station interviews while arrested or as a volunteer.

What is the role of the duty Solicitor at Walworth Police Station?

The duty solicitor is a free non-means tested scheme that enables detained persons or volunteers who do not have a solicitor to access 24/7 through a call centre or in an Emergency solicitor’s firm for Walworth Police Station procedures such as interviews. This is free and you will have a solicitor from an approved panel. Many people prefer to arrange their own solicitor in advance on legal aid for free or privately such as our firm see below.

Do you have to pay for a Solicitor at Walworth Police Station?

    You are entitled to free and independent legal advice under legal aid for attendance for an interview at Walworth Police Station.

      Or

      1. You can also instruct us on a Private Basis for an Enhanced Private Service at Walworth Police Station. 

      Can a Solicitor contact the Police at Walworth Police Station?

      Yes the Process for Walworth Police Station interviews

      Disclosure – The police at Walworth Police Station will provide information about the offence or offences you are suspected of committing to your legal representative without you present. Police can and usually will withhold information such as witness statements and other statements or evidence at this stage. Client-solicitor consultation – You and your legal representative will be able to speak alone in a private consultation room at Walworth Police Station. This allows your lawyer to explain the allegations you are facing and gives you a chance to respond to those allegations at Walworth Police Station.

      Private Meeting Consultation - You will have a full private consultation at Walworth Police Station with us before the interview. If you have paid us privately we can also have this meeting with you in advance by Zoom or in person on an earlier date. We can also undertake other private work we agree with you.

      Our solicitor’s advice - comment or no comment

      The advice options - we give at Walworth Police Station are confidential and should not be discussed with the Police or any third party. Upon analysis of the disclosure given, our experienced representative will advise you accordingly whether you should:

      1. Answer ‘No comment’ to questions.
      2. Answer Police questions.
      3. Serve a prepared statement outlining your defence. Your representative will advise the best option for you in the circumstances based on the case.

      Read our free Walworth Police Station advice guide.

      Walworth Police Station address:

      Walworth Police Station is the main Metropolitan Police Station in the borough of Southwark in London as many police stations are closed to the public.

      Directions and how to get to Walworth Police Station. The closest tube station is Elephant and Castle Tube Station as well as multiple bus routes on TFL. Walworth Police Station is a short walk from several other local tube stations. 

      Useful information for Walworth Police Station:

      • Access For People With Reduced Mobility
      • Assistance Dogs Welcome
      • Twenty Four Hr Access
      • Induction Loop Service
      • Sign Language Service
      • Facilities For People With Impaired Hearing
      • Non Assisted Wheelchair Access

      What is a voluntary police interview at Walworth Police Station?

      A voluntary police interview or interview under caution at Walworth Police Station is a formal conversation with police that usually takes place at a police station. You do not have to attend and you can leave at any time once the interview has begun. However, as noted above, failure to attend or attempt to leave could result in you being arrested at Walworth Police Station.

      While a voluntary interview might be conducted in a less formal way than an interview under arrest, police voluntary interview questions will still be recorded and anything you say can potentially be used against you in any subsequent criminal proceedings.

      Read more about What to expect in a Voluntary Police Station interview at Walworth Police Station.

      What happens when you are arrested at Walworth Police Station?

      When you arrive at the custody suite of Walworth Police Station, you will normally:

      1. Be booked in by the police custody officer on duty
      2. Be searched and your possessions kept by the police custody officer, including your mobile phone
      3. Have your photograph taken
      4. Have your biometric data, including your fingerprints and DNA samples taken (DNA may be taken with a mouth swab or a head hair root)
      5. Have swabs of the skin on your hands and arms taken
      6. Have your belt and shoelaces taken before you are placed in a cell
      7. Be placed into a cell to await an interview

      Read more about What to expect in a Police Custody interview if arrested at Walworth Police Station

      This call from the police can be the start of a nightmare, so it’s important to think carefully before attending with an inexperienced lawyer or one who is too busy to offer you an advance meeting before attending Walworth Police Station.

      When invited for a voluntary police interview, we will call the police and obtain as much disclosure as possible of the allegations. Our sole job will be to advise you on whether to answer police questions.

      For more on this, see our senior partner's specialist article on whether to say no comment in the interview.

      At JD Spicer Zeb, we can act for you under legal aid or on a Full Private basis at Walworth Police Station. We can do proactive work for you where necessary and can arrange advance work and advice for you at our offices or in a virtual meeting before you even set foot in Walworth Police Station. We have experience of dealing with cases with almost all police forces in England & Wales. See our Reviews from satisfied clients. Do not just choose a firm because they are local to you, choose this firm based on its reputation, experience and proven track record.

      What type of cases do JD Spicer Zeb’s criminal law solicitors take on at Walworth Police Station?

      Our dedicated team of criminal solicitors can advise and represent you for all stages of criminal proceedings related to offences including but not limited to:

      • Drug offences (from simple possession to possession with intent to supply, drugs conspiracies, cultivation and production)
      • Conspiracies
      • Sexual Offences
      • Serious Crime
      • Murder
      • Manslaughter
      • Firearms & Knife Offences
      • Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
      • Cyber Crime & Social Media Offences
      • Dangerous Dogs Offences
      • Violent Crime
      • Assaults, from Common Assault to Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)
      • Theft, Burglary and Robbery
      • Benefit Fraud
      • Serious Fraud
      • White Collar Crime
      • Public Order Offences
      • Driving Offences
      • Youth Crime
      • Terrorism
      • Money Laundering
      • Extradition
      • Breach of Court Orders (including Non-Molestation Orders and Restraining Orders)
      • Protesting
      • Customs & Excise
      • Kidnap & False Imprisonment
      • Coercive Control

      Contact our criminal defence lawyers today for Walworth Police Station

      How do I get a solicitor for a Police interview at Walworth Police Station?

      For a free initial consultation, urgent specialist advice or immediate representation for Walworth Police Station voluntary police interview or if arrested, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

      You can contact our dedicated criminal defence lawyers in London, Birmingham or Manchester by telephone on:

      Brent & Camden London Office: 020 7624 7771

      Manchester Office: 0161 835 1638

      Birmingham Office: 0121 614 3333

      City of London: 020 7624 7771 (our senior Solicitors and Partners can meet by appointment in the City)

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      If you believe your case is likely to have serious consequences for you now, or in the future and you have the means to pay for this service

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      Do we offer free consultations? 

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      How can we help?

      Common questions

      We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.

      How quickly do you respond?

      We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.

      Can you get cases dropped?

      Yes, read about the recent cases we've helped our clients with here.

      We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you. 

      Have you won any awards?

      OUR PROFESSIONAL BODY THE LAW SOCIETY AWARDED US IN OCTOBER 2020 WITH THE EXCELLENCE IN CLIENT SERVICE AWARD AND STATED - 

      "JD Spicer Zeb demonstrated a clear commitment to client service through their work with vulnerable and diverse individuals in what can be severely traumatic circumstances".

      Do you offer free consultations?

      Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about  –

      • Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
      • Public and private funding benefits.
      • Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
      • An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
      • Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
      • The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
      • Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
      • Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
      • Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
      • If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
      • This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
      • Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.

      Consultations do not apply to the following cases –

      • If we do not intend to take the case on.
      • Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
      • In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
      • Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
      • The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
      • The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
      • In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
      • If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
      • If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance. 
      • If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
      • If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
      • To businesses.
      • Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
      • Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
      • Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
      • Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
      • Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
      • If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
      • If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.