The information on this page is not meant as legal advice, but you do have certain rights upon arrest. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to call any lawyer you choose to call. In Canada, it isn’t like what you see on television where the person only gets one phone call. All reasonable efforts will be made to be sure that you have spoken to the lawyer of your choice.
In order to determine whether you should speak to police about the incident, you should speak to a lawyer.
There are certain times when you are required to speak to a police officer. For instance, if you are in a motor vehicle collision, you are required by law to report it. This is an exception to the right to remain silent. There are still precautions to take and you should always consult with a lawyer before speaking to an officer.
If, however, you are pulled over at a RIDE check, you are not required to answer when an officer asks you how much you’ve had to drink.
When in doubt, speak to a lawyer before saying something you might regret.