You have the right to remain silent…does your child know that?

Most adults know Miranda warnings because we have seen it in movies and on television shows. Does your minor child know they also have the right to remain silent? Most minor children (everyone under the age of 18 years) who are suspects in a crime are approached by the police to answer questions. These minor children are often pulled out of their classrooms by school administrators and taken to a conference room with the police for questioning. When the minor child sees the police and school administrators, they begin to answer all questions being asked due to their inexperience. The minor child can refuse to answer questions and request that their lawyer or parent be present during questioning, and at that moment all questioning should cease. Your minor child also has the right to remain silent.

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