I am unfit medically to attend my police interview! I am not being detained at present! If I phone to say this what will happen?

5th Mar 2018

CATEGORY: Criminal


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  • Kent Criminal Law

    From the little information that you have provided, I assume that the police have requested that you attend for a voluntary police interview. The key word here is 'voluntary'. If you believe that you are not sufficiently well to attend, they advise the police of this. There is a possibility of their deciding that it is necessary to arrest you in order to interview you but if there is the prospect that once you have been arrested, there is the possibility of the determination being made that you aren't fit to be interviewed in any event, it seems unlikely that they will go down this route. I should just contact the officer in the case and assuming that he or she is of a reasonable disposition, they will simply re-arrange the interview. I would however suggest that you obtain legal representation before the next interview date. Representation during PACE interviews conducted in the police station is still free and whilst I have met many people who have regretted not having a solicitor present, I have met few who regretted utilising that service.

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