If you are arrested and detained, you are entitled to a consultation with your solicitor in the Garda Station. If you are in receipt of social welfare or earn less than €20,316 per year, you may be eligible for free consultations with a solicitor under the Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme
The Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme applies to persons detained in a Garda station for the purpose of the investigation of an offence under the provisions of:
Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939, as amended by the Offences against the State (Amendment) 1998
Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, or
Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996
Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007
IF YOU ARE DETAINED IN A GARDA STATION INFORM THE GARDAI THAT YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO A SOLICITOR BEFORE YOU ARE QUESTIONED AND BEFORE YOU ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS PUT TO YOU!
If you are in custody and require an emergency solicitor, please call our Emergency Line on 086 337 2288.
For more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-514 3800.