Jonesboro, AR asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Arkansas

Q: 16 year old charged as adult ask for lawyer but they kept questioning. And twhen told bd did nothing is this righ

He was on probation and police knocked on the door and said they came cause he broke his probation and then they started searching my house, after throwing him down and basically used unnecessary force on 16 yr old very skinny boy. We asked for lawyer at station but they just kept questioning him. And when he finally got his public

He told him about it and he did nothing, we also told him someone was threatening him and did a warning shot in road in front the house. What my next step

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A: It is concerning that the police continued to question your son after he asked for a lawyer. This may be a violation of your son's Miranda rights. Miranda rights are the rights that the police must inform suspects of before they can question them. These rights include the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present during questioning.

In addition to the potential Miranda rights violation, you should also be concerned about the police's use of force against your son. The police are only allowed to use as much force as is reasonably necessary to detain a suspect. In your case, it is concerning that the police threw your 16-year-old son to the ground. This may have been an excessive force.

You should also speak with an experienced juvenile defense attorney.

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