Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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If you are a defendant then it is always advisable to get legal advice. If you do not have a solicitor then there will always be a duty solicitor in most Magistrates courts. If you are appearing at Crown Court then it is likely that you will already have a solicitor and a barrister.
If you are appearing as a witness at court, either Magistrates or Crown court, then you do not need a solicitor.