The custody officer at the police station must explain your rights. You have the right to:
- get free legal advice
- tell someone where you are
- have medical help if you’re feeling ill
- to be treated with dignity and respect
- to see the written codes governing your rights and how you are treated.
- to speak to the custody officer (the officer who must look after your welfare)
- to know why you have been arrested
- to have someone notified of your arrest
- to consult with a solicitor privately.
PACE s58 makes clear the suspect is entitled to legal advice at any time.