I have been asked to attend a voluntary interview, what should I do?

You should make immediate contact with our nearest crime department. Voluntary interviews take place by arrangement with the police and commonly result in suspects being interviewed without a solicitor. Such interviews are almost always conducted under caution, by the police, at a police station in which case we will be able to offer you free legal advice. The fact that the police have chosen not to arrest you does not mean that the allegation or outcome will be any less significant. There is no such thing as a ‘quick, off-the-record chat’ and voluntary interviews often generate prosecutions.