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What to do if the police are called? Assistance of a lawyer when calling the police department.

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A visit to the law enforcement officers for most people is a significant stress and loss of peace for a long time. That is why the question arises: what to do if the police are called? The first thing to remember is not to panic. Calling the police is a procedure clearly regulated by current Ukrainian legislation. You are obliged to comply with the requirements of representatives of law enforcement agencies only if this procedure does not conflict with the observance of all your legal rights. Also, when calling the police department, it is better to use the help of a lawyer. We offer qualified legal assistance. PRIKHODKO & PARTNERS lawyers will be able to protect your rights.

Фото: What to do if the police are called? Assistance of a lawyer when calling the police department.

What could be the reasons for calling the police department?

The current Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine stipulates that a "summons" ("invitation") to the police department is a measure to ensure criminal proceedings. This procedure must be carried out exclusively in order for the criminal proceedings to be effective.

Summons in criminal proceedings is carried out through a summons (Article 135, part one of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine). The summons must be sent directly to the person who is called to the police. It can also be sent by mail (including electronic). The main condition is that the summons is issued no later than 3 days before the appointed date of arrival at the police department.

A call to the police can also be made by telegram or phone. However, the fact of its implementation is not recorded. That is why this option of communication is not considered as a full-fledged basis for holding a person accountable for not coming to a call.

 
If you are a participant in criminal proceedings, the investigator has the right to summon you to the police department during the pre-trial investigation. The purpose is to conduct an interrogation with the aim of obtaining additional information, explanations or conducting other investigative actions.

The main thing is not to panic. You may be called for questioning as a witness. For example, you have become an eyewitness to the commission of a crime and can provide important information.

A police summons can be sent to participate in investigative actions, such as: conducting an identification, an investigative experiment, etc. In any case, you will need qualified legal advice.

Фото: What to do if the police are called? Assistance of a lawyer when calling the police department.

Assistance of a lawyer when calling the police department

If you are called to the police and you doubt whether this call is legitimate, it is better to use the help of a lawyer. You, as a participant in, for example, criminal proceedings, are endowed with inalienable rights during interrogation, namely:

  • Know the grounds of summons and the essence of the criminal offense.
  • Enter your comments.
  • Take notes.
  • Provide your own evidence.

 
The main right you have is the right to receive professional legal assistance. Timely legal support from PRIKHODKO & PARTNERS lawyers will allow you to protect all your rights in the process of calling the police department.

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