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I was arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly a few days ago. Whilst in custody I asked several times to see a solicitor. I was charged and released before seeing one. However, on my charge sheet where it says name of solicitor it says DUTY. Again I had no legal advice.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

Oh sorry thought this was a UK law site.

Lawyer's Assistant: What action has been taken so far? What's your ideal outcome?

Nothing yet. I want to know if I can get it thrown out. Due to this error.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yeah. I'm a on life license. Been out for 12 months.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: UK Law
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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago
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Hi. I'm not sure what your question is about this. You wouldn't normally be entitled to a solicitor for a drunk and disorderly. The legal aid scheme wouldn't cover the cost. Also if you weren't interviewed then there would be no need for a solicitor to attend as opposed to giving telephone advice. Can I clarify anything for you? jo
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ah that would be why I was told I could speak to a solicitor via phone call. In any event I was unable to get any legal advice.
I asked to see/speak with a solicitor several times.On my charge sheet it states DUTY as my solicitor. I spoke with none.On this basis (the charge sheet having this error) do I have grounds to have the charge thrown out at court?
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

No.

Even if they had interviewed without a solicitor the only consequence would be that they couldn't rely on the interview. They could still prosecute.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
it doesn't matter if the charge sheet has errors on it?
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

The charge sheet doesn't have errors with the charge.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

No problem and all the best.

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