Help – I need a lawyer
If you're being questioned by the police and they won't let you go, ask them to call the Duty counsel hotline at 1-800-265-0451. The police can call this number 24 hours a day.
- The police will tell the duty counsel lawyer what you're being charged with.
- You'll be able to speak to the duty counsel lawyer over the phone.
- The duty counsel lawyer can give you free legal advice over the phone. This is meant to help you until you can get your own lawyer.
(Reviewed November 2016)