It is legal for a police officer to question a child without a parent being present?

05/14/2007 - Civil Rights - State: TX #4739

Full Question:

It is legal for a police officer to question a child (15 year-old) without a parent or legal guardian present, regarding a bomb threat?

Answer:

Some states require that the child’s parent/guardian, legal custodian, or attorney be present during the questioning, or that the minor was at least given the opportunity to consult with one of these adults prior to waiving his or her Miranda rights.



Please see:

http://www.jlc.org/File/monograph.part2.pdf

05/14/2007 - Category: Civil Rights - State: TX #4739

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