Don't call me a pundit!!!
Don’t talk to the Law
You have had a brilliant night out with your friends. A few drinks a lot of laughs, everyone in your group is happy and jolly and on your way to grab a taxi and set of home for a goon nights kip and work the next day. But thats all about to change. As you round the corner theres a guy lying in the road very badly injured and while your mates have already jumped in a taxi and gone home you get down and try to help the guy. He starts to struggle and concerned hes hurt you try to hold him down and as you dont have your mobile phone you try to use his to call an ambulance, hes covered in blood and now you are as well. Just then up come the police and pull you off of him. Before you know it your being accused of trying to rob him after all you took hi phone off of him didnt you and whats more the police have a witness over the road that saw you do it. Saw you try and rob an injured man while he lay on the ground. Now what do you do. If you have a brain you do nothing, absolutely nothing. Dont talk to the police at all. If you are really bright you wait till you get back to the police station, and you will be going to the police station trust me on this one, then you pull the card out of your wallet and you call your solicitor. What solicitor? The one you found when you thought ahead and searched for Solicitors Nottingham or Solicitors Leicester on the internet and when you found the one you liked called them and asked if they were prepared to act as your personal solicitors then wrote down the number and put it in your wallet.
Time was a few years ago when every family had their own preferred family solicitors or Law Firm. Nowadays that seems not to be the case. However more people are arrested on a night out that ever before and frontier justice is becoming the norm with arguments getting out of hand and section five public order fines being given out hand over fist. Dont get me wrong Im not saying they are not deserved in many cases they are but what about our friend at the top here.
So back to our Good Samaritan at the police station, even CCTV would only show he went to a injured guy on the ground, struggled with him and took his phone off of him. The critical point would be if he ever got the chance to dial 999 or not. The rest is up to the skill of his brief and his own ability to realise one thing. Whatever he says can only make matters worse. Your caution, It may harm your defence if you fail to mention now something which you later rely on in court should be followed with However it could stitch you up completely if you say the wrong thing.
Find a good solicitor, and keep them in your back pocket.