How long can police detain me for without charge?

If investigating more serious offences known as indictable offences, police can hold a person for questioning and investigation of the offence for up to 8 hours. Within that time period, you are entitled to ask to contact a friend, family member or legal representative.

Our firm can be contacted 24 hours a day for emergency legal advice. You should delay any interview until advice can be obtained from a lawyer. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and refuse to partake in an interview.