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A minor may be questioned without a parent being present. However, the questioning should stop if they request an attorney or parent to be present. In other words, the questioning itself is not illegal.
Has he been charged with a crime?
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If the police had no legal justification to seize the deer head then they have violated your son's constitutional rights. The police can be sued to return the property and your son can also be awarded money damages.
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