If my son was being questioned by law enforcement but didn’t ask for an attorney yet I sent one, would the police be obligated to give the attorney immediate access to him?

Asked on February 28, 2015 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

IF your son said that he was accepting the attorney or that the atttorney was representing him, then the lawywer would have access--it doesn't matter who called or paid for the lawyer, just that the lawyer *is* the suspect's attorney. However, if your son said, "that's not my lawyer," then no, the police would not have to provide access.

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