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Legal Aid and garda station interviews

Is legal aid available for Garda interviews?

Yes, it is. Based on your income level, you might qualify for FREE legal aid through the Garda Station Advice Scheme, but only if the Gardai proceed with an arrest.

Should you be arrested by the Gardai and your income falls below the set threshold, the Legal Aid Board covers the expenses for your legal advice under the custody scheme. Further details on legal aid in Garda stations can be found in this informative article.

However, if the Gardai choose not to arrest you, my advice is to decline an interview. Here’s why: If the Gardai lack sufficient evidence for an arrest, there’s no reason to risk providing them with information that might lead to your arrest.

This advice is echoed by reputable solicitors experienced in handling such cases