58 Access to legal advice
58 Access to legal advice

(1)     A person arrested and held in custody in a police station or other premises shall be entitled, if he so requests, to consult a solicitor privately at any time.

(2)     Subject to subsection (3) below, a request under subsection (1) above and the time at which it was made shall be recorded in the custody record.

(3)     Such a request need not be recorded in the custody record of a person who makes it at a time while he is at a court after being charged with an offence.

(4)     If a person makes such a request, he must be permitted to consult a solicitor as soon as is practicable except to the extent that delay is permitted by this section.

(5)     In any case he must be permitted to consult a solicitor within 36 hours from the relevant time, as defined in section 41(2) above.

(6)     Delay in compliance with a request is only permitted—