Released under Investigation (RUI)

Up until a few years ago, the majority of people who were interviewed by the police were arrested and if not charged or no action taken, released on police bail.

Unfortunately, people ended up on police bail (with or without conditions) for long periods of time.  A 28-day time limit for police bail, introduced through the Policing and Crime Act 2017, came into force in April 2017.  This meant that the police had a problem as often the investigations would not have concluded by 28 days.

The solution was to reduce arrests, increase voluntary attendances and introduce Release Under Investigation (RUI’s) This effectively means that there are no time limits for how long the case can take to investigate your case.

You are suspected of a criminal offence, been interviewed and at unspecified date in the future you will be told the outcome of that investigation.

Suspects are left dangling.  They are not updated, have no idea if and when a postal requisition will arrive and this leads to stress and anxiety.

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If you have been RUI’d and contact us, we will do our best to get an update from the officer in the case. 

We can liaise with the police on your behalf and advise you as to procedure.   This service is free.

Even if you had a different firm at the interview stage or no solicitor at all, we can still provide you with advice.

Our practice is based in Merseyside but we regularly travel to police stations nationwide.  Good criminal lawyers have to travel to where their clients are and so this has never been an issue for us as a firm.

If you have been RUI’d and want FREE and EXPERT advice please call our criminal defence team on 0151 480 5777 . Areas we cover include Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West, North Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire