Good morning. Regarding your question about the police questioning the minor without an adult present, while the police can do so, any actual statement obtained not taken by the police in the presence of some independent advocate (even if it was just a teacher) should not be admissable in court. The minor can be arrested and charged even without someone filing a formal complaint. The parents of the minor only need to be informed at the point when the minor is brought to the juvenile detention facility for booking.
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