It is vital that you seek expert advice in respect of any allegation made against you and the earlier that this is done then the better. The fact that you are innocent of the allegation should not stop you seeking legal advice to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice.
Most CLSA members will be happy to give you an initial diagnostic consultation by telephone or e mail. Thereafter you may be eligible for legal aid or you can instruct the lawyer on a private client basis and they will discuss fees with you.
Anyone attending a police station for interview is entitled to free legal advice under the legal aid scheme regardless of means.
The legal aid scheme for the Magistrates Court and Crown Court is more complex and the lawyer will be pleased to discuss eligibility.
Our members regularly receive instructions from organisations being investigated, for example, for Health and Safety breaches and from professionals before regulatory tribunals.
Don’t delay, find a CLSA member to give you the best advice.