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Old 08-10-2019, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default One call when you're arrested, within 24 hours?

Is it really true in Illinois that you must be allowed one call when you are arrested, and the call must be within 24 hours?

Or is that some kind of myth or inaccurate belief everybody has?

And if true why did my brother not seem to be able to call anybody, he asked...he claims they never asked him either?
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: One call when you're arrested, within 24 hours?

It's the law there supposedly but as you can see above, it isn't always happening correctly.


[Jan 29, 2019, 1:52pm CST
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, other county officials and criminal justice reform advocates announced Tuesday a bill to ensure people who are arrested get to call their attorney or a family member within the first hour of being in police custody.

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said arrestees don’t always get to make the three completed calls to their attorney, a family member or acquaintance provided under the law.

Less than 30 percent of clients said they were offered access to a phone before being questioned by police, according to a survey the public defender’s office did from January to March 2018. Last year, only 1.5 percent of people arrested in Chicago got a lawyer within three days of being in a police station, said Eliza Solowiej, the executive director of First Defense Legal Aid.

Campanelli said those figures could be related to the wording of the current law, which says an arrestee can communicate with their attorney “within a reasonable time after arrival at the first place of custody.”

“The vagueness around what is reasonable should not be left to the interpretation by the police, especially when we know that their interpretation of the law, for decades, has not been reasonable at all,” Campanelli said.]
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: One call when you're arrested, within 24 hours?

I have never know the police to follow those rules correctly almost anywhere.
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