Whilst in custody, you are entitled to:
YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO SPEAK TO A SOLICITOR AT THE POLICE STATION AT ANY TIME, DAY OR NIGHT.
- To have somebody informed of your arrest and to legal advice
- To make one telephone call
- To be supplied with writing materials
- Where practicable, to be provided with your own cell.
- The cell should be clean, heated, ventilated and lit
- The bedding in the cell should be clean and serviceable.
- To be provided with two light meals and one main meal each day.
- Drinks to be provided with meals and on reasonable request between meals.
- Access to toilet and washing facilities
- In the event that your clothing is taken from you, then replacement clothing to be provided that is clean and comfortable.
- You may request to see a Doctor, or indeed a private doctor at your own expense, for a medical examination if required. Own medication may be allowed to be taken, subject to a Doctor`s authorisation, at appropriate times. In the event of controlled drugs, a medical practitioner or healthcare professional will supervise the medication being taken.
- Brief outdoor exercise to be offered each day whilst in custody.
- When detention is reviewed, you have the statutory right to state why you think you should be released; unless unfit due to behaviour, condition or are asleep.
ACCESS TO LEGAL ADVICE CAN ONLY BE DELAYED IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
YOU CAN TALK TO A SOLICITOR IN PRIVATE ON THE TELEPHONE, AND THE SOLICITOR MAY COME TO SEE YOU AT THE POLICE STATION.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A SOLICITOR INFORM THE CUSTODY OFFICER IMMEDIATELY.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSULT THE CODES OF PRACTICE AT ANY TIME
PENMAN SEDGWICK STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT LEGAL ADVICE IS OBTAINED FROM A QUALIFIED SOLICITOR.
If you need advice on a legal matter please contact us, and we will respond as soon as possible, or call us on 01923 225212.