When an accused is arrested and detained, he can request to make a call to his family or a lawyer telling them of his arrest. He may also request visits by his family or a lawyer. These requests may be refused if it will interfere with the investigation carried out by the officers.
The law allows the accused to consult a lawyer of your choice within a reasonable time after the accused has been arrested.
So, there you have it – some very general and basic information about when you can inform your family or lawyer of your arrest. Thanks for watching and see you soon. Good bye.