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+ - Canadian Court: Arrested Suspects Have Right to Google Lawyers->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Provincial Court of Alberta has ruled that arrested suspects have the constitutional right to internet access at the police station to find a lawyer. The police had provided the 19 year old suspect, who was accused of drinking and driving, with a phone, phone book and the suggestion he call 411. In finding that to be inadequate, the court noted "The average 19 year old looks to Google as a source point for much of the information necessary to carry on daily life". Text of ruling at CanLII"
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Canadian Court: Arrested Suspects Have Right to Google Lawyers

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