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Nevertheless, FBU members have experienced being accused of criminal acts and have found themselves in urgent need of expert legal advice.

The FBU’s law firm Thompsons has an expert criminal law unit and access to expert criminal lawyers. The legal advice line is available 24 hours a day for members in urgent need of help.

Call this number to find out if you are eligible for advice and representation funded by Legal Aid.

If you have been arrested and need representation, Legal Aid is often available in which case the service can ensure you have a lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

We can always get a lawyer to a police station if you are arrested, at no cost to you if Legal Aid is available or at Legal Aid rates if it is not.

Visit Thompsons' website here.