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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.

  1. The police will tell the duty counsel lawyer what you're being charged with.
  2. You'll be able to speak to the duty counsel lawyer over the phone.
  3. 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)