At JD Solicitors, we understand the importance of being available to new and existing clients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in case of any emergency that arises. As such, we have an emergency solicitor on call line available at 07971 194042.
If you are being held in custody in a police station we can help you immediately. You can request immediate legal representation, this could be in the form of a duty solicitor or you can contact your own solicitor. We have experienced solicitors on call 24/7 who can act as your duty solicitor and attend a Police interview immediately no matter where you are in the country. Please ask the Duty Sargeant to contact JD Solicitors and they will contact us to represent you.
Please note, our emergency telephone line is for legal matters that require an immediate and urgent response that cannot wait to be dealt with during normal business hours. Our emergency solicitors on call will not be able to deal with general enquiries or questions that are not of an urgent nature.
Our emergency solicitors are here and on hand to assist you in your time of need. Simply fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch imminently to discuss your case.
Our practice has seen and won cases like yours every day. You will not be fighting alone, you will be heard and we will not judge you for the offences you are being questioned for. We understand the challenges and struggles a criminal case can bring to both you and your family life and will offer you the support you need. Not only legally through our expert criminal defence representation but emotionally and financially.
From assistance with Legal Aid help, right through to the courtroom and beyond, we are there to work on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
A duty solicitor (or duty lawyer) is a solicitor whose services are available to a person either suspected of, or charged with a criminal offence on a pro bono basis. These are provided to you free of charge if you do not have a solicitor of your own choosing and if judged by a means test that you cannot afford one.
In England and Wales, there are two duty solicitor schemes which enable you to consult with a solicitor either in person or via phone (although both are available) whilst in police custody. This is your right and should be taken up when you are being interviewed concerning a suspected involvement in a criminal offence.
The duty solicitor scheme is managed by the Legal Aid Agency. You can choose to utilise the duty solicitor allocated to the Police Station or contact your own solicitor to act as your duty solicitor.
To act as a duty solicitor, like JD’s experienced team of criminal defence solicitors, the solicitor must be a member of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme and can represent you in the Police Station, Magistrates and Crown Court hearings.