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Defending Suspects at Police Stations
Ed Cape
Cover of Defending Suspects at Police Stations
Seventh edition |  May 2017  | 1056pp
ISBN: Pb 978 1 908407 84 9

Defending Suspects at Police Stations is the comprehensive guide for those advising detainees at the police station. It is an essential purchase for solicitors, duty solicitors, custody officers, criminal law students and in particular for those preparing for police station accreditation.


'It is difficult to believe that a solicitor with a criminal practice dare leave his office without this work.' Justice of the Peace

'Every legal representative called on to advise clients in police stations should have reference to it' JCWI Bulletin

'Defending Suspects is the Bible for police station advisers.' Criminal solicitor

Ed Cape's authoritative guidance is unrivalled. Comprehensive yet highly accessible and practical, Ed Cape provides the answers to everyday practical questions and problems. Initial chapters explain the basic principles of defending clients at the investigative stage and examine the key provisions of PACE and the Codes of Practice. Subsequent chapters tackle the various stages of advising a client including taking instructions, advising on 'silence', interview strategies, samples and searches, identification procedures and the charge decision.

The book includes dedicated chapters on advising and assisting vulnerable clients, and on enforcement of the PACE and Code provisions. It also contains expert guidance on immigration detainees and the complex and unfamiliar aspects of immigration law that apply.

The seventh edition of Defending Suspects covers major changes to legislation, case-law and practice including:

• new rights regarding police disclosure, and interpretation and
  translation, resulting from incorporation of EU legislation
  into domestic law

• the inclusion of 17-year-olds as juveniles
• revision of law and guidance governing out-of-court disposals
  such as simple cautions

• changes to the Code for Crown Prosecutors, and the Director's
  Guidance on Charging

• limits on police bail without charge
• revisions to Code A on stop and search
• revisions to Code D on identification procedures
• revisions to Code G on arrest

Read the Preface.

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PACE 1984 as reproduced in the printed version of the book is missing some recent amendments.  An updated version of the Act can be downloaded here and details of the changes are listed here



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