The Authority provides Duty Counsel representation to the following categories of persons:
- Any minor detained by the police for ANY
offenceor investigation thereof
- Any person (minor or adult) detained in connection with a Capital Offence (Murder)
The Duty Counsel Process
The Authority has a 24-hour hotline that once any of the persons above is so detained, the respective Police Station is required by law to contact the Authority’s Duty Counsel hotline to have an attorney-at-law (Duty Counsel) dispatched to the respective Police Station to advise the detained minor or adult of their legal rights and to secure their constitutional protections.
Duty Counsel 24-hour line: 652-LAAA (5222)