Only 13% of those arrested in 2012 got to consult a lawyer prior to questioning
Public Defender’s Office report also shows rise in false arrests and unnecessary detainment of suspects in jail overnight.
Only 13 percent of people who are arrested are able to consult with a defense attorney before questioning, according to a new report by the Public Defender’s Office. The report, which was released Monday morning, notes that in 2012, false arrests were on the rise, as was failure to inform suspects of their right to an attorney before questioning by police.
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