Military personnel are subject to the civil law, just like any other citizen and therefore subject to all of the criminal offences that members of the public are. In addition however, they are also subject to a set of purely military offences under the Armed Forces Act 2006 which often have no equivalent in civil law.
These include offences such as, desertion, AWOL, ill treatment and of course, the ever reliable, s.19 (previously s.69 of the Army Act) Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline. It is often said that if the civil law can not get to you then military law will. Military personnel therefore could find themselves being interviewed concerning allegations against them by the civilian police, Military of Defence police (MOD) or the Royal Military Police (RMP). In any of these circumstances, either at home or abroad, it is vital to obtain free legal advice as soon as possible.
Service personnel, like civilians, are entitled to a lawyer free of charge in the interview under caution. You should not hesitate to contact Christopher Hill who is an expert in military law and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week anywhere in the world. He will give you free advice and be willing to attend in person at the police station to advise you. You should note that all costs for such an attendance will be paid by the Armed Forces Legal Aid Scheme or in a civilian police station in the UK, by the civilian Legal Aid Scheme. In relation to police station attendances there is no means test and you make no contribution what so ever.
It is important that you should never be interviewed by a police officer without a lawyer present. It is obviously sensible to insist on your rights as it is free of charge.