A civil dispute or criminal case? Police agree they did not need to interview our client.
We recently represented a client who was asked to attend the police station for a voluntary interview.
Our client had retained some property because they were in dispute with a company. Our client believed the company had breached the contract and demanded a refund of a substantial fee they paid to them.
A report was made to the police by the other party alleging a criminal offence of theft. We were able to explain to
the police that it was not a criminal matter but a civil dispute and they did not have any grounds to interview our client.
Fortunately, the police saw sense and agreed with us. They dropped the investigation.