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Submission + - Canadian Court Rules You Have the Right to Google a Lawyer (michaelgeist.ca)

An anonymous reader writes: Hollywood crime dramas are infamous for the scene when an accused is taken to a local police station and permitted a single phone call to contact a relative or lawyer. While the storyline is myth — there is no limit on the number of phone calls available to an accused or detainee — Michael Geist reports on a recent Canadian case establishing a new, real requirement for law enforcement. After a 19-year old struggled to find a lawyer using the telephone, the court ruled that police must provide an accused with Internet access in order to exercise their right to counsel.
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Canadian Court Rules You Have the Right to Google a Lawyer

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