Are you granted the right to make a phone call when arrested?

Are there certain charges that prevent you from being able to make a phone call. That’s what I was told by a police officer and I’m trying to see if that’s accurate. If this is correct, what are the charges that prevent you from being able to get a bond and phone call?

Asked on May 23, 2016 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The number of phone calls you can make varies from unlimited to zero, depending on the stae in which you are arrested and then upon the severity of your crime and posibly even how you act when arrested.


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