Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
My questions are this: 1) Do I have to bring my son in for questioning simply because the detective requests that I do?
No. To the contrary - you don't. However, you run the risk that they file criminal charges and arrest him.
2) What happens if I refuse? You run the risk that they file criminal charges against him instead of them just questioning him about the events.
3) If I do need to bring him in for questioning, should I do so without an attorney present for the initial conversation?
Yes, I would always have an attorney present during questioning. The police are famous for being "deceitful" in their attempts to get a confession for whatever.
4) If no, why not? Thank you
I would always have an attorne present during any conversation or questioning by the police for many reasons - the first is that to guarantee your constitutional rights are protected and secured.