Denver, CO asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: Questioning of a minor bt school administration without parents present after a fight? Then cited by police? Legal?

Thank you. Student was asked to write a statement by admin, then SRO read him his rights without parents there. Student was ticketed for the fight 2 weeks later, at his home.

1 Lawyer Answer

Mr. H. Michael Steinberg

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Totally legal. The only time parents can intervene is when the child is under arrest or is in a circumstance that would be considered the equivalent of an arrest. In that case the child -

If questioned - Would have to be advised.of their Miranda rights and waive them or not - with the consent of a parent or or other legal guardian

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