Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge

Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge

A Canadian judge ruled in a recent case that arrested individuals have the right to search for legal counsel with Google — going so far as to say that all police stations should have internet access and computers to let them do so. As reported by The Star , Judge H.A. Lamoureux of the Provincial Court of Alberta was ruling on the case of Christopher McKay. When McKay was 19 he was arrested for impaired driving — he scored above the legal limit on a breathalyzer test — and when brought to the police station was given the opportunity to contact an attorney.

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Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge

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