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Q: Can a be police officer question or interigate my 14 year old daughter without me or a lawyer in the room with he

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James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas
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A: The law was changed in 2016 to require that an attorney be present during the questioning of a minor that is being questioned for sex case or murder case up to the age of 15. For minors under the age of 15 the police must read them a simplified version of their Miranda rights which stresses their right to ask for a lawyer. The new law requires that the interrogation of any minor under the age of 18 who is facing a felony must be videotaped. If the confession is not videotaped it cannot be used in court against the minor. However, there is no law in Illinois which requires that a parent be present during the questioning of a minor.

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