Evidence in criminal cases
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has conducted a report into the summary of evidence that police officers provide to prosecutors in criminal cases.
In two cases it was found that the the file did not contain an accurate summary of the interview and in another file the answers the defendant gave to key questions were not outlined accurately.
At DRN solicitors we are able to attend the police station at very short notice 24 hours a day ,7 days a week. This report highlights the need to have a solicitor present at interview so that the summary and events at the police station are properly recorded in the interests of the client. Having a solicitor or representative present can also reduce the risk of a miscarriage of justice.
If assistance is required either at the police station or court contact the crime department at DRN. In the event of a wrongful arrest we also have an action against the police department which we often operate on a no win no fee basis.