If you are arrested and it takes almost an hour and 20 minutes to get in contact with a lawyer while you're at the police station because it's late at night (even after many attempts and calls to legal aid in your province (Alberta) and other provinces because the Alberta line directs you to call the BC line since no one is answering), would this be considered as "immediate legal advice" as described in the Charter?
Answer by Caryma Sa'd
Posted over 1 year ago
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