A call or visit from a member of any police force should always be taken seriously - even if you feel you haven't done anything wrong.

The police do not have to advise you of your right to a lawyer unless you are being formally detained in relation to a criminal offense. However, if a police officer indicates he wants to ask you a few questions regarding a criminal matter, you are entitled to consult a lawyer before responding. Make the call.

An experienced criminal lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation of the charges before advising you of your rights and the options available to you.

If you decide to talk to a police officer before obtaining legal advice, be aware: any information given to the police may be used against you later in a court of law. You can be found guilty of a charge simply because of a statement you made to the police.

Lawyers in our firm who specialize in Criminal Defense are: Noel O'Brien, Q.C. Brian Devlin, Q.C. &  Don MacLeod, Q.C.