Yasar Saleem | Solicitor

Freephone 0800 246 5559 (8am - 10pm 7 days)

Consultant Duty Solicitor at Martin Murray & Associates | Chapel House 152-156 High Street Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7BE | The Pavilions, Stoke Gardens, Slough SL1 3QD

FREE legal representation at voluntary Caution Plus 3 interviews

Member of the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme

16+years experience | legal advice for many offences including Assault, Fraud, Theft, Harassment, Criminal Damage, Malicious Communications, Public Order offences | Legal Aid Available

Caution Plus 3 interviews

'Protecting Your Interests at the Police Station'

Assault, Theft, Fraud, Harassment, Criminal Damage, Threats and More!

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100% Free representation at voluntary Caution Plus 3 interviews

Call if the police want to interview you about an offence. All calls treated in confidence.

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0800 246 5559

Yasar Saleem

Consultant Duty Solicitor at Martin Murray & Associates | Chapel House 152-156 High Street Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7BE | The Pavilions, Stoke Gardens, Slough SL1 3QD

You risk being arrested if you do not go to a voluntary interview

If you have been called in for a police interview, you should go. Otherwise you could find yourself being arrested, taken to a police station and placed in a cell until the police are ready to interview you (which can be several hours later).

Why don’t the police arrest me?

The police have decided the criteria for deeming your arrest to be necessary has not been met. 

If the police suspect a person has committed an offence, they can arrest that person, but only if it is necessary to do so for one of the following reasons:

(a) to enable the name (or address) of the person to be ascertained 

(b)to prevent the person —

(i) causing physical injury to himself or any other person;

(ii) suffering physical injury;

(iii) causing loss of or damage to property;

(iv) committing an offence against public decency (only where members of the public going about their normal business cannot reasonably be expected to avoid the person); or

(v) causing an unlawful obstruction of the highway;

(d) to protect a child or other vulnerable person from the person;

(e) to allow the prompt and effective investigation of the offence or of the conduct of the person;

(f) to prevent any prosecution for the offence from being hindered by the disappearance of the person.

If you do not go to a voluntary interview, the police may consider it necessary to arrest you under (e) above (to allow the prompt and effective investigation).

To find out more about police powers of arrest, read Code G of the Codes of Practice. Code G is the Code of Practice for the Statutory Power of Arrest by Police Officers (read paragraph 2.9 (e) in particular). A link can be found here.

You may also like to read section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 which relates to the power of the police to arrest without a warrant. You can read the relevant section by clicking here.

Free legal advice from an independent solicitor

What is a Caution Plus 3 interview?

It is a formal police interview regarding someones involvement or suspected involvement in a criminal offence (read more about Caution Plus 3 interviews here).

How can I help?

I provide free legal representation at voluntary Caution plus 3 interviews.

I have been advising people in police interviews for over 16-years.

I advise people who have been arrested, and those going to the police for voluntary interviews.

Voluntary interviews are just as serious as interviews following an arrest.

How long do interviews take?

Some interviews last a few minutes; some take much longer. Generally, the more serious the offence, the longer the interview. 

Is advice from a solicitor free?

Yes, anyone interviewed by the police is entitled to free legal advice from an independent solicitor. This is funded by the state. Don’t think you have to pay to get good advice. There is value in free. Solicitors who give free advice at the police station are trained in this area and many of them have been doing it for a long time. 

What types of offences do I deal with?

All general criminal offences including Assault, Theft, Fraud, Harassment, Criminal Damage, Threatening Behaviour, Breach of Non-Molestation Order or Restraining Order, Malicious Communications, Weapons offences, Drug offences, Affray.

What areas do I cover?

London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, parts of Kent, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, east Sussex & west Sussex. 

About me

I’m a consultant solicitor at Martin Murray & Associates which is a specialist criminal and family law practice with offices in Yiewsley (west London), Slough and Bracknell.

I have a degree in law from the University of Hertfordshire and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law in Guilford. I also hold the Police Station Qualification from the University of Cardiff. I am regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To view my Law Society profile, click here.

Need representation at a police interview?

Call 0800 246 5559 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your matter (calls are free from mobiles and landlines). Alternatively, send me an email at ysaleem@mmasolicitors.co.uk, or drop me a message on the Contact Form.

What is a Caution Plus 3 interview?

It is a formal police interview regarding someones involvement or suspected involvement in a criminal offence (read more about Caution Plus 3 interviews here).

How can I help?

I provide free legal representation at voluntary Caution plus 3 interviews.

I have been advising people in police interviews for over 16-years.

I advise people who have been arrested, and those going to the police for voluntary interviews.

Voluntary interviews are just as serious as interviews following an arrest.

How long do interviews take?

Some interviews last a few minutes; some take much longer. Generally, the more serious the offence, the longer the interview. 

Is advice from a solicitor free?

Yes, anyone interviewed by the police is entitled to free legal advice from an independent solicitor. This is funded by the state. Don’t think you have to pay to get good advice. There is value in free. Solicitors who give free advice at the police station are trained in this area and many of them have been doing it for a long time. 

What types of offences do I deal with?

All general criminal offences including Assault, Theft, Fraud, Harassment, Criminal Damage, Threatening Behaviour, Breach of Non-Molestation Order or Restraining Order, Malicious Communications, Weapons offences, Drug offences, Affray.

What areas do I cover?

London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, parts of Kent, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, east Sussex & west Sussex. 

About me

I’m a consultant solicitor at Martin Murray & Associates which is a specialist criminal and family law practice with offices in Yiewsley (west London), Slough and Bracknell.

I have a degree in law from the University of Hertfordshire and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law in Guilford. I also hold the Police Station Qualification from the University of Cardiff. I am regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To view my Law Society profile, click here.

Need representation at a police interview?

Call 0800 246 5559 for a free no obligation consultation. (calls are free from mobiles and landlines). Alternatively, send me an email at ysaleem@mmasolicitors.co.uk, or drop me a message on the Contact Form.

What is a Caution Plus 3 interview?

A formal interview regarding someones involvement or suspected involvement in a criminal offence (read more about Caution Plus 3 interviews here).

Do I need to go to a Caution Plus 3 interview?

Yes, otherwise you are at risk of being arrested.

Does a Caution Plus 3 mean the police don't have evidence?

No. The police may have a strong case. Many people who go to Caution Plus 3 interviews get charged. 

How much will a solicitor cost?

Nothing. You can get a legal aid solicitor for free.

What is a Caution Plus 3 interview?

A formal interview regarding someones involvement or suspected involvement in a criminal offence (read more about Caution Plus 3 interviews here)

Do I need to go to a Caution Plus 3 interview?

Yes, otherwise you are at risk of being arrested.

Does a Caution Plus 3 mean the police don't have evidence?

No. The police may have a strong case. Many people who go to Caution Plus 3 interviews get charged. 

How much will a solicitor cost?

Nothing. You can get a legal aid solicitor for free. 

Recent Caution +3 interviews

April / May 22

May 2022 – interview at Sutton Police Station for Criminal Damage

May 2022 – interview at Walworth Police Station for Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice and Assault

May 2022 – interview at Croydon Police Station for Harassment and Assault

April 2022 – interview at Stevenage Police Station for Possession of a Class A drug

April 2022 – interview at Lewisham Police Station for Fraud

April 2022 – interview at Stoke Newington Police Station for Harassment 

April 2022 – interview at Leyton Custody Centre for Theft

Recent cases 

April / May

May 2022 – interview at Sutton Police Station for Criminal Damage

May 2022 – interview at Walworth Police Station for Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice and Assault

May 2022 – interview at Croydon Police Station for Harassment and Assault

April 2022 – interview at Stevenage Police Station for Possession of a Class A drug

April 2022 – interview at Lewisham Police Station for Fraud

April 2022 – interview at Stoke Newington Police Station for Harassment 

April 2022 – interview at Leyton Custody Centre for Theft

How I can help?

How I can help?

•obtain more information from the police about the allegation, before your interview

•advise you on the law and evidence

•advise you of any potential defence(s) available to you. Examples of defences include self-defence, duress (where a person was forced to commit a crime against their will), action taken to prevent a crime taking place, and defence of property. These are just some of the defences available under the law

•identify and advise you on the safest responses in the interview, for example to remain silent, answer police questions or provide the police with a written statement.

•influence the police to make the most favourable case disposal decision for you

•intervene during the interview to provide you with legal advice, and prevent questioning based on material which has not been disclosed before the interview, or which is based on supposition

•intervene during the interview to prevent oppressive, threatening or insulting questioning 

•object to questioning which is not relevant to the offence under investigation

•obtain more information from the police about the allegation, before your interview

•advise you on the law and evidence

•advise you of any potential defence(s) available to you. Examples of defences include self-defence, duress (where a person was forced to commit a crime against their will), action taken to prevent a crime taking place, and defence of property. These are just some of the defences available under the law

•identify and advise you on the safest responses in the interview, for example to remain silent, answer police questions or provide the police with a written statement.

•influence the police to make the most favourable case disposal decision for you

•intervene during the interview to provide you with legal advice, and prevent questioning based on material which has not been disclosed before the interview, or which is based on supposition

•intervene during the interview to prevent oppressive, threatening or insulting questioning 

•object to questioning which is not relevant to the offence under investigation

Fees

Representation at voluntary Caution Plus 3 interviews – 100% Free (legal aid)

Fees

Representation at voluntary Caution Plus 3 interviews – 100% Free (legal aid)

Fees

Previous Clients

‘After being invited to the local Police station for a +3 interview for an alleged road rage incident reported by a cyclist, I searched the internet for information and legal advice. Yasar was clear about his services and explained the procedures. He was quick and concise to respond to correspondence. On the day of the interview, he asked the officer the right questions and explained my position to me, the laws that applied and how my actions would be interpreted. His presence was reassuring and his knowledge accurate and objective. I gave my interview and the full sequence of events and was not charged. I would highly recommend Yasar’s services which were provided through legal aid.’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Stoke Newington Police Station in 2022 for intentional harassment, alarm or distress. 

‘My relative, who is a vulnerable adult, was called for a voluntary interview at a police station. Yasar provided prompt support, was approachable and listened patiently. He provided clear and calm explanations and advice. He steered us through a difficult experience and achieved a positive outcome.’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Fresh Wharf Custody Base, Barking, in 2022 for common assault and racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress. Allegation made by neighbour. Testimonial by family member who attended the interview and acted as the appropriate adult.

‘Yasar represented me at short notice in a recent case where I was wrongly accussed (sic). I found him highly skilled, patient, calm and very understanding…’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Wood Green Police Station in 2022 for exposure. 

‘I was really happy with the service I was provided with by Mr Saleem, He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the interview process…’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Leyton Custody Centre in 2022 for harassment.

‘Yasar was very professional, helpful and supportive on my case…He really put me at ease in a situation that i never faced before…’

Caution Plus interview at Lewisham Police Station in 2022 for theft. 

Previous Clients

‘After being invited to the local Police station for a +3 interview for an alleged road rage incident reported by a cyclist, I searched the internet for information and legal advice. Yasar was clear about his services and explained the procedures. He was quick and concise to respond to correspondence. On the day of the interview, he asked the officer the right questions and explained my position to me, the laws that applied and how my actions would be interpreted. His presence was reassuring and his knowledge accurate and objective. I gave my interview and the full sequence of events and was not charged. I would highly recommend Yasar’s services which were provided through legal aid.’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Stoke Newington Police Station in 2022 for intentional harassment, alarm or distress. 

‘My relative, who is a vulnerable adult, was called for a voluntary interview at a police station. Yasar provided prompt support, was approachable and listened patiently. He provided clear and calm explanations and advice. He steered us through a difficult experience and achieved a positive outcome.’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Fresh Wharf Custody Base, Barking, in 2022 for common assault and racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress. Allegation made by neighbour. Testimonial by family member who attended the interview and acted as the appropriate adult.

‘Yasar represented me at short notice in a recent case where I was wrongly accussed (sic). I found him highly skilled, patient, calm and very understanding…’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Wood Green Police Station in 2022 for exposure. 

‘I was really happy with the service I was provided with by Mr Saleem, He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the interview process…’

Caution Plus 3 interview at Leyton Custody Centre in 2022 for harassment.

‘Yasar was very professional, helpful and supportive on my case…He really put me at ease in a situation that i never faced before…’

Caution Plus interview at Lewisham Police Station in 2022 for theft. 

Useful links

Here are some useful links to the Crown Prosecution Service and the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. You can read about the offences below, how the police and CPS decide whether to charge a person with an offence, and guidance given to judges on directing the jury in Crown Court trials and when sentencing.

Useful links

Here are some useful links to the Crown Prosecution Service and the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. You can read about the offences below, how the police and CPS decide whether to charge a person with an offence, and guidance given to judges on directing the jury in Crown Court trials and when sentencing.

General principles the Police and Crown Prosecutors should follow when they make decisions on cases.

General principles the Police and Crown Prosecutors should follow when they make decisions on cases.

This compendium contains guidance for judges on directing the jury in Crown Court trials. It contains information on areas of law including evidence, criminal liability, defences, burden and standard of proof, potential consequences of not mentioning things to the police when questioned, as well as many other topics.

This compendium contains guidance for judges on directing the jury in Crown Court trials. It contains information on areas of law including evidence, criminal liability, defences, burden and standard of proof, potential consequences of not mentioning things to the police when questioned, as well as many other topics.

Yasar Saleem | Consultant Solicitor | Law Society No 290016 | Member of the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme | Consultant at Martin Murray & Associates | Chapel House 152-156 High Street Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7BE | The Pavilions, Stoke Gardens, Slough SL1 3QD