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Family member arrested and in Police Custody

Has a member of your family been arrested? Are they in a Police Station?

  • All persons accused of an offence and detained in custody will be asked if they wish a Solicitor of their choice advised of their detention.
  • Often people do not know or cannot remember a Solicitors details.
  • In that event they will be offered the option of having a Duty Solicitor contacted. The accused person has no choice over who that Duty Solicitor is.
  • In Glasgow the Duty Solicitor is very often from the Public Defence Solicitors Office. This is a Government run Solicitors office.

Can I assist and obtain a Solicitor for a family member?

Yes. You should immediately contact the Police Station where the accused person is detained and ask to speak with the Duty officer. You should advise that you wish to obtain your own Solicitor to represent the accused. You should provide details of that Solicitor i.e. The Glasgow Law Practice.

It is often presented to an accused person that they must use the Duty Solicitor. This is not correct. The Police may say that a Duty Solicitor has already been advised however you should make it clear you wish a Solicitor of choice notified.
A Solicitor cannot simply turn up at a Police Station to represent an accused. The accused needs to request a specific Solicitor or firm. Once a Solicitor is requested they are free to attend and meet the accused at the Police Station.

We are available to attend all Police Stations 24 hours a day.

24 Hour Advice Line  0141-552-8553.

We attend Police Stations and conduct Police Interviews, Identification Parades etc. every day.

Legal Aid Solicitors Glasgow

We are members of The Law Society of Scotland and are registered to provide Legal Aid by The Scottish Legal Aid Board. Legal Aid may be available in many cases.

24 Hour Help

We understand that being accused of a crime is a stressful experience. That’s why we provide 24 hour assistance for emergencies and effective representation should you require to appear before any court.

Call or visit us to discuss your case. We have offices in Baillieston, Cambuslang, Muirhead, and Glasgow City Centre.

Criminal Defence Lawyers Glasgow

Contact Us Now - It’s never too soon to get in touch. Call us today on 0141 552 9193 or use our online enquiry form. Our solicitors will deal with your enquiry in the strict