The police station can be an intimidating place for anyone, particularly if you are not used to dealing with the police. It is therefore important that you get legal advice before attending whether voluntarily or if arrested.
Contrary to the myth perpetuated by ‘American cop shows’ you don’t get to make “one call” to let your family or friends know that you are ok. You do however have the right to have access to your solicitor whether on the phone or in person. This is exactly the service we provide at Livingstone Brown. It is therefore important that you ask the police to call Livingstone Brown. Our team can be reached on 0141 429 8166.
Day-in and day-out our solicitors attend police stations throughout Scotland to visit clients and provide them with essential legal advice and advise them of their rights. It is important to remember that it is not necessarily the role of the police to advise people of their rights. That can only be done by an experienced criminal defence lawyer.
Advice at police stations is free in Scotland. Therefore, you should not be put off in instructing a lawyer for fear of being landed with a large legal bill. The real question for you then is who is the right lawyer to represent me at the police station? The answer is simple. You need expertise and a solicitor who will stand up for your rights. This is the service provided by Livingstone Brown no matter the time, no matter the place – we will be there for you.
Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.