Police Interviews

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Between arrest and release may come – The Interview. Do not go into an interview without a legal representative. Don’t think, ‘I don’t need legal help because I’ve done nothing wrong’. Srsly. Doing interviews badly can have very major and long-term consequences, obvs.

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Again, the reason that people do it badly is that they’ve never encountered it for before. Or they’ve only seen it on American cop shows or British cop shows. And therefore, they don’t understand how it’s really done. 

And what the consequences of doing it badly can be serious af. You give up information that you didn’t need. too, that gives the police more ammunition to to charge you with things that they otherwise might not be able to charge you with, or generally yank your chain draw out processes for much longer than they would otherwise reasonably be able to do them with all the consequences that has for your time, money, attention, morale, and getting on with being an active citizen.

So it’s really quite simple what you do. “No comment, no comment. No comment, no comment, no comment.” And you make sure that you have the number of a decent solicitor in your head.That if you’re doing things that it could be arrest-able you have thought through the likely moves That you have prepared them. And did I mention “no comment no comment, no comment.”?

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