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If you or someone you care about has been arrested and taken to Brixton Police Station, this guide will help. Navigating police station procedures is undoubtedly stressful, but when you have the basic information about the station and what is likely to happen next, those fears and concerns can be allayed. In this guide, we outline what to do if you are arrested at Brixton Police Station, how to get to the station, how to find a solicitor, and we offer some general advice on what happens at the police station and what to do next.
The first thing to remember if you are arrested is that you have the right to remain silent, though you should usually answer basic questions, such as those relating to your name and address (as they only seek to establish your identity). You are allowed to make a phone call from Brixton Police Station to contact a lawyer or family member; however, calls may be monitored. Furthermore, you can ask what crime you are being arrested for and why the police believe you have committed it, but note that the police are not obligated to share any information with you and they are unlikely to tell you what evidence or witness statements they have against you.
Brixton Police Station is located at 367 Gresham Rd, London, SW9 7DD. It can easily be accessed by public transport via the tube and bus networks. The closest underground station is Brixton on the Victoria line; alternatively, you can take a bus to Brixton Hill. For general enquiries, you can call 0300 123 1212.
When arrested, you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer in all police interviews. A duty solicitor is likely to be present, but you can also contact one of the other recommended solicitors if you don’t know anyone. However, make sure that the solicitor is familiar with the Brixton Police Station and its procedures, as well as the specifics of the crime you are, or suspect you may be, charged with.
The team at Stuart Miller Solicitors have been serving clients in the Brixton area for years and have first-hand experience with the stations, officers, and local judges that may be in charge of your case. This local experience means we may even be able to get your case dropped before it goes any further. Contact us to find out more about your options.
If you are arrested, you will typically be taken to the police station and placed in an interview room. The arresting officer may then ask you questions about the alleged crime, so it is important to remember your right to remain silent – but answer basic questions such as your name and address. In addition, they may need to take your fingerprints or a photograph. The police may also search your person, bag, and any belongings on you or in your possession at the time (including any items of clothing). Note that if the police require a DNA or other bodily fluid sample, you should check with a solicitor whether it is lawful for the police to obtain that in your circumstances.
Once you have been processed and interviewed, the police can either release you with no further action taken, release you under investigation, release you on bail, charge you with a criminal offence and release you, or charge you and hold you at the station. If charged and released on bail, they will likely set conditions – such as restrictions on where you can go or who you can contact – until your court hearing.
As you may have already found out, Brixton Police Station is one of the busiest stations in London and navigating it can be a daunting task if you don’t know what to expect. By having basic information about how the station operates, what to do if you are arrested and knowing where to find a solicitor for your legal matter, the process will become much smoother.
At Stuart Miller Solicitors, we have years of experience helping clients in Brixton with their legal matters and can provide assistance with any enquiries you may have. Our team is available 24/7 to ensure that you receive the best advice available. Contact us today to find out more.
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