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Interviews under Caution
Suspects interviewed under caution will benefit from the assistance of a highly-qualified legal team that will advise them of their rights and recommend the best course of action to take. The specialist solicitors at JMW have helped many clients interviewed under caution and can provide the legal support you need.
About Interviews Under Caution
Interviews under caution are not always conducted by the police. Any governmental authority with a power to investigate and prosecute can use an interview under caution as part of the process for obtaining evidence in a wider enquiry. Examples of regulatory bodies that can use interviews under caution include:
- The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Trading Standards
- The Environment Agency
An interview under caution provides the investigating authority with an opportunity to gather evidence and, although the phrase ‘under caution’ does not necessarily infer guilt, it confirms that anything said during interview may be used in evidence.
Attending an Interview Under Caution
A reasonable amount of suspicion is required before a power to interview under caution can be applied. A legal representative must be able to attend in order to advise on the appropriate use of the investigator’s powers and the implications of answering questions while under caution.
Why Do I Need Legal Representation?
Although these interviews do not necessarily result in court proceedings, they do form a very important part of every prosecution. Therefore, an interviewee’s legal rights need to be protected and advanced so that the prosecution’s case can be tested at the earliest possible opportunity.
A failure to obtain proper advice at the interview stage can often mean the difference between an early discontinuance and a prosecution.
Why Choose JMW?
We offer a private client criminal law service that provides the very best legal representation during an interview under caution. The bespoke offering ensures top-level advice throughout the process.
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