Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Can an attorney be denied to a see a 17 year old if the attorney request to speak to him verbally and in writing?

They refused his request and continued there interrogation to later render a confession.

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Ecleynne Mercy

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: In GA for the purposes of criminal prosecution, you are an adult at age 17. To answer the question, no they can not deny him speaking to his attorney. However, if he waived his rights or signed a waiver that is a different story. One must examine the facts of the case and if the facts are as you explained a motion to suppress the confession may be warranted. I hope this helps.

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