Criminal Defence Experts In Leeds
Police Cautions, Arrested by the Police, Remanded in Custody
Police cautions are handed out by the Police in situations where a minor offence has been committed that does not warrant a full prosecution.
If you have been arrested by Police and remanded in Police custody then it is important that a legal representative is available to help you.
A solicitor at Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP is able to provide you with Police station assistance and advise you of your rights, if you have been arrested by the police and remanded in custody.
Youth Legal Representation in a Police Station
We undertake private work, we can provide representation in both the Magistrates and Youth Courts. All cases will start off in the Magistrates Court no matter how serious the offence is, unless the defendant is aged 17 or under, in which case matters will start in the Youth Court.
If your case is too serious to be dealt with by the Magistrates or Youth Court, or you were provided with the option to elect Crown Court for your case to heard by a judge and jury, our Crown Court department are here to help. With your consent, we will instruct independent Barristers to represent you at Court and our representatives will ensure that you are kept informed of all developments. We will be with you from your initial Court appearance to your trial or sentence date.
Legal Aid Funding
We can offer legal aid funding on eligible criminal law cases by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) which is a system of government funding. Legal aid can be used to help pay for legal counsel. Not everyone is eligible for Legal aid because it is means tested, this means that in order to qualify for legal aid your income and savings will be taken into account. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you must ask your criminal solicitor if you’re able to get criminal legal aid. If you find that you are eligible for legal aid funding for your criminal law matter we can help you to facilitate your legal aid claim.
Police Stations we cover
We are available to attend police stations in the following areas:
Police Bail, what are your rights!
After initial questioning the Police may release you on Police Bail. If you haven’t sought legal advice it is important you do so whilst on bail. Even if you have had advice at the police station you can discuss your case with a Criminal Solicitor of your choice.