Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Arkansas

Q: Do the parents of a minor need be present if minor gives a verbal/written statement to school & local police officers

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin Shields
Kevin Shields
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You should consult an education or criminal lawyer to discuss the specific details of your case. The answer to your question will depend on who did the questioning, how the questioning was conducted, whether the minor was in custody and the minor's mental capacity. The safeguards in place for a minor talking with school officials are very different than for a minor actually in police custody.

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