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If you or someone close to you has been taken to Enfield Police Station after an arrest, this guide aims to help ease your worries and provide you with valuable information about what might happen next. The procedures at a police station can be overwhelming, but having a basic understanding of the station and the process can help put your mind at ease. In this guide, we will explain what to do in case of an arrest at Enfield Police Station, how to get there, how to find a solicitor, and provide general advice on what to expect after an arrest or other detention at the police station.
When arrested, it is essential to remember that you have the right to remain silent. That said, it is usually necessary to answer basic questions about your name and address to verify your identity. The police cannot force you to answer questions, though they may be very persuasive and encouraging to try to get you to confess without a solicitor present.
Note that you can make a phone call from the police station to reach out to a lawyer or a family member, however, keep in mind that the calls may be monitored. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some police stations have allowed video conferencing instead of the regular phone call if you need a longer consultation with a solicitor who is not able to be there in person.
Open 24/7, Enfield Police Station can be found at Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3ET, and can be easily accessed via public transportation such as the tube and bus networks. For general inquiries, you can call 0300 123 1212.
When arrested, you have the right to be represented by a lawyer during all police interviews. A duty solicitor may be available, but you can also choose from other recommended solicitors if you prefer. It is essential to ensure that the solicitor is familiar with Enfield Police Station, its procedures, and the specifics of the crime you are being charged with.
Stuart Miller Solicitors have been serving clients in the Enfield area for many years and have extensive knowledge of the station, its officers, and the local judges who may be handling your case. With our local experience, we may even be able to get your case dropped before it goes any further. Contact us to learn more about your options.
If arrested, you will 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 crucial to remember your right to remain silent, but answer basic questions such as your name and address. They may also take your fingerprints or a photograph, and search your person, bag, and any belongings. If the police request a DNA or other bodily fluid sample, it is best to consult with a solicitor to determine if it is lawful for the police to obtain it in your situation.
Once processed and interviewed, the police may release you with no further action, 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, the police may set conditions, such as restrictions on your movements or contacts, until your court hearing.
At Stuart Miller Solicitors, we are here to help with any legal matters that you may have, including if you are navigating an arrest at Enfield Police Station. With years of experience serving clients in Enfield, we have in-depth knowledge of the station and any officers who may be involved in your case. This local expertise means that we may even be able to get your case dropped before it goes any further.
Our team is available 24/7 to ensure that you receive the best advice and guidance possible, no matter what your situation may be. We understand that police arrests can seem very scary, especially if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why we are here to provide you with all the information and support that you need. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, and non-judgmental consultation about your case.
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