Whether you can take assistance of an advocate when summoned at the Police Station ?
Yes, you can take assistance of an advocate when summoned at the police station. This is a fundamental right guaranteed to you under Article 22(1) of the Indian Constitution. This right protects you from arbitrary arrest and detention, and gives you the right to be defended by a legal practitioner of your choice.
There are several reasons why you should take an advocate with you to the police station if you are summoned:
- To protect your rights. The police have a lot of power, and it can be easy for them to violate your rights if you are not aware of them or are not able to assert them yourself. An advocate can help you to understand your rights and ensure that they are respected.
- To avoid being coerced or intimidated. The police may try to pressure you into confessing to a crime or giving a statement that is not in your best interests. An advocate can help you to resist such pressure and ensure that you are not coerced or intimidated.
- To get the best possible outcome. If you are accused of a crime, an advocate can help you to defend yourself and get the best possible outcome. They can negotiate with the police on your behalf, represent you in court, and ensure that you are treated fairly.
Here are some tips for taking an advocate with you to the police station:
- Inform your advocate as soon as possible. This will give them time to prepare and be with you when you are summoned to the police station.
- Bring a letter from your advocate stating that they are representing you. This will make it clear to the police that you have legal representation and that they must respect your rights.
- Be polite and respectful to the police officers, but be firm in asserting your rights. If you feel that your rights are being violated, ask your advocate to intervene.
Remember, you have the right to have an advocate present with you at the police station, even if you are not under arrest. If you are summoned to the police station, do not hesitate to exercise this right.
Adcocate J.S. Rohilla (Civil & Criminal Lawyer in Indore)
Contact: 88271 22304