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As a Freelance Solicitor, Sohail Bashir has the experience and flexibility required to achieve the best results for his clients as swiftly as possible. Being arrested can be confusing and traumatic, not only for you but also for your family. By instructing Sohail as soon as you arrive at the police station, you can trust he will apply his legal and technical expertise to pursue all possible lines of enquiry to seek your release without charge and end your involvement in police enquiries.

Sohail can take the following actions on your behalf:

  • Consult directly with the police and discover why they arrested you.

  • Examine the custody record and establish whether or not the police a) were acting within their powers when arresting you, and b) have not detained you longer than permitted under legislation.

  • Advise you of the nature of the case against you and the evidence the police currently hold to support their case.

  • Advise you if you are interviewed under caution (also known as a Caution Plus 3 Interview)

  • Negotiate with the police to have you released without charge.

  • Continue investigating your case, and work to have any further investigations involving you dropped.

  • If applicable, ensure you have any necessary medications brought to the police station.

  • Make sure the police act within their legal powers at all times.

With Sohail by your side, you can be confident that your best interests are being protected and that he is doing everything possible to secure your release.

If you have been arrested or asked to come to the police station to answer questions, please email Sohail immediately:

On what grounds can the police arrest me?

If the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have committed an offence or are about to commit one they can arrest you in order to:

  • Stop you injuring others or yourself and/or damaging property.

  • Investigate the offence and prevent you from disappearing.

  • Get your name and address if you refuse to tell them.

What is a police caution?

Before interviewing you at the police station the police must caution you. The wording used is:

“You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention, when questioned, something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.”

When can contact my Police Station Solicitor?

The police must inform you of your right to legal advice after you have been arrested and before questioning. It is always best to contact an experienced Criminal Law Solicitor rather than rely on the Duty Solicitor. A Duty Solicitor is sometimes inexperienced and may be dealing with many cases at the same time. Sohail will be 100% dedicated to your matter and has specialised in criminal defence for many years. He knows how the police can and should operate and has a calm but firm manner when dealing with custody officers.

How can Sohail help with pre-charge bail?

Sohail can engage with the police on your behalf and strenuously argue that you should be released. If further investigations are required, he will negotiate for Pre-Charge Bail not to be applied or with no conditions attached. He will also resolutely chase up the police to ensure the outcome of your case is decided swiftly, your personal property is returned, and gather and present evidence to the police to have your matter closed.

Sohail is a fully qualified Freelance Solicitor regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Law Society. He is therefore bound by professional codes of conduct, including acting with honesty and integrity and will always act in his client’s best interests.

If you have been arrested or asked to come to the police station to answer questions, please email Sohail immediately:

Criminal Defence Solicitor Covering police station interviews and court cases in London, St Albans, Hatfield, Watford, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Bedford, Essex, Milton Keynes, Northampton, High Wycombe, Cambridge & beyond.

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