Do I also have the right to interview several lawyers?
August 28, 2012 10:51 PM Subscribe
Don't talk to the police
is convincing and sound advice. Getting a lawyer to represent you so that the police don't trick you into a conviction is a great idea. However, when someone is unexpectedly taken into police custody, how they find a suitable attorney on the spot to defend them?
posted by ignignokt to Law & Government (22 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Do they just use the phone book or Google? Do they call the guy that handled their mortgage closing? Is the public defender just as good as a lawyer picked at random in this situation? Or do people that don't already have a lawyer usually just give up and talk?
I'm interested in knowing both what usually happens and what the ideal course of action is.