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A Guide to Charing Cross police station

If you or someone you care about is being held at Charing Cross Police Station, this guide is designed to help. Understandably, you may be worried about going through the formalities involved at a police station, but with even a basic understanding of the station and what tends to happen after an arrest, you will find you are more confident in handling the situation. Here, we will provide information on what to do if you or someone you care about are/is detained at the Charing Cross Police Station, how to get there, advice on locating a solicitor, and a few tips on what may happen at the station.

What to do if you are arrested at Charing Cross Police Station

If you are arrested at Charing Cross Police Station, the police officers will typically record your details and ask some questions about your whereabouts and potential involvement in the crime they are investigating. You may be asked to provide a DNA sample or have your fingerprints taken. If you refuse to provide either of these, it is important for you to seek legal advice as soon as possible. The police officer may also search your belongings and clothing and can retain any items they find that are related to the offence – again, it is best practice to speak with a solicitor if this occurs. Expect your mobile phone to be searched and retained for forensic examination if the police think you may have deleted relevant information.

Once completed, the police will decide whether they should release you under investigation, release you on bail pending trial, charge you with an offence and hold you in custody until court, or simply release you with no further action taken. You will be advised on precisely what happens next in those events, but having a solicitor on hand can make all the difference in the moment. Contact us at Stuart Miller Solicitors for immediate legal advice at Charing Cross Police Station.

How to get to Charing Cross Police Station

Charing Cross Police Station is open 24 hours a day and is located in central London, close to Charing Cross railway station. The street address is Agar Street, London, WC2N 4JP. By public transport, you can reach the station by bus or Underground; there are a number of tube stations nearby including Embankment (District and Circle Lines) and Leicester Square (Northern Line). It is not recommended to drive to Charing Cross Police Station as there is very little parking available. For any general enquiries, you can call 0300 123 1212.

What happens at the police station when you are arrested

When you arrive at the police station, a custody officer will be responsible for handling your case. They will record your details, take your photo and fingerprints (if applicable), and may also search your belongings. You may then be interviewed by a police officer about the offence – this does not necessarily mean that you have done anything wrong but it is important to remain calm and speak to a solicitor for advice beforehand if possible.

After the interview is complete, the custody officer will decide whether to keep you in custody or release you with further action, on bail or under investigation. They will also decide what conditions of bail to impose if relevant – for example, a curfew or a ban from visiting certain areas.

Finding a solicitor for Charing Cross Police Station

Stuart Miller Solicitors are highly experienced in police station and police investigative matters and can provide you with legal advice as soon as possible after being arrested. We understand that attending a police station can be intimidating and stressful, which is why we are here to help guide you through the process. Our team have extensive knowledge of the procedures at Charing Cross Police Station and can therefore assist in putting together an effective defence strategy based on the facts of your case and the specific procedures at the station.

Where to get more help with a legal matter at Charing Cross Police Station

We understand how important it is that any potential matter is dealt with as efficiently and sensitively as possible – if you have been arrested at Charing Cross Police Station, contact us immediately. Our solicitors are available 24/7 to provide support and advice as well as represent you at the station throughout your time in custody. We will do our best to ensure that any rights you have under the law are fully protected, and can help guide you through every step of the process.


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