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It isn't unlawful although he is technically in custody even if he is not "under arrest".
Contrary to television, a phone call is not always allowed.
However, he has the right to a lawyer and you would be wise to get one to go handle this before he says something that is not in his best interest.
When is a reasonable time for him to make a phone call? When will I be able to find out some answers?
The police will try to get him to talk without a lawyer.
Usually 48-72 hours.
I'm not saying it's reasonable but it often takes that long.
wow, so basically if I want some answers I need to retain a lawyer for him
Yes, it would be a good idea to het a lawyer to at least go visit with him at this point.
Many, many people are convicted because the police convince them to talk without a lawyer and they say things that eventually hurt their case.
hmm that is the thing I don't know what has been said or even what the investigation is about
I understand but this is one of those situations where it is better to spend just a little money and possibly head off something serious.
Most lawyers will go and check on him for a few hundred dollars.
Ok I will do that in the morning. Thank you for your time and advice
You're very welcome. If you remember, come back and let me know what happens.
And best wishes to you and your son. Please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I'd suggest Excellent) so I get credit for my work.
Ok I will, again thank you and I will give you a positive rating