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Rights When Dealing with Police

Includes information about police powers, stops and searches, questioning of suspects, and complaints against police.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I was arrested and was not given an interpreter, so I didn't understand why I was being held"

Legal Services and Information

Records for Rights When Dealing with Police
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Ticket Defence Program Community organization that provides juristic information and basic legal services for street-involved or homeless people * challenge the application of laws that are unjust to…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…
Office of the Independent Police Review Director Independent oversight agency * receives, manages and oversees all public complaints about the conduct of a police officer or the policies and services of a…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services