I was arrested on a drug charge and held for 3 day, During that 3 days I was not allowed to make any phone calls, not even one, although I asked several times, both verbally and in writing. I was told my phone privileges were on hold, Because of this I did not have adequate representation during my bail hearing. It's always been my understanding that you have the right to make at least one phone call if you are arrested. I live in Minnesota - can you clarify the laws regarding phone calls for me?
There is no right to a phone call. Your phone privileges depend on the rules of the jail where you are being held. The "one phone call" thing is a myth made popular by television and movies.
If you feel your bail or release conditions are inappropriate, you can request that a judge review or change them at any time.
There is no specific "one phone call" rule. I assume you finally were able to bond out (or you were released pending charges), since you are writing this post. If the case is still pending against you then it is important to now take the time to discuss it with an attorney.
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