quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2013

Canadian Court Rules You Have the Right To Google a Lawyer

URL: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/VZYM_PSA55E/story01.htm


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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