Senior Counsel Pamela Elder has described the delay by police in charging former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan as oppressive.
Up to 3 pm on Wednesday, Ramlogan had not been charged, although he was detained by police at 6 am on Tuesday.
He can be legally held without charge for 72 hours, on suspicion of a charge.
Elder spoke to reporters outside the police CID around 2.30 pm.
Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has given instructions for former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to be charged with misbehaviour in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The charges are to be read to him today. He will appear in court today to answer the charges.
After 12 hours of questioning following his dawn arrest by police yesterday, Ramlogan remained in custody at Police Headquarters, Port-of-Spain last night.
Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan has been arrested.
At about 6 am today, officers led by acting Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip went to Ramlogan's Palmiste Park home where they informed him he was under arrest for two offences.
The offences are (i) misbehaviour in public office and (ii) perverting the course of justice.
This is a developing story.