Help is Available

Duty Counsel Hotline:

  • 1-800-265-0451
  • Get immediate advice if you are being held in custody or at the police station.
  • If a search warrant is being executed and you cannot contact a lawyer of your choice.

Lawyer Referral Service:

  • 1-800-268-8326
  • To find a lawyer once you have been charged.
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays (free for anyone under 18)

Legal Aid Ontario:

  • 1-800-668-8258 (613-732-4903 in Renfrew County)
  • To apply for financial help with hiring a lawyer or to access a free legal clinic.

Justice for Children and Youth:

  • 1-866-999-5329

Renfrew County Legal Clinic

  • 1-800-267-5871


  • 613-757-3104
  • for assistance with filing a complaint,
  • to report examples of positive policing,

Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD)

This material is intended for information purposes only and is not legal advice.
Interpretation by judges can change how the law is applied.
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting.
(November 2010).