Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Washington

interrogation of a minor at school

What are the laws regarding interrogation of a minor in a public school?? 13 year old questioned by police told he was lying etc...i was not notified. legal?

Asked on 10/23/01, 5:08 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Anthony DeWitt Bartimus, Frickleton Robertson & Gorny, PC

Re: interrogation of a minor at school

Generally a minor cannot give permission to be interrogated. The police have a duty to contact the parents unless exigent circumstances exist.

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Answered on 11/22/01, 12:08 pm

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