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does law offical have the right to question a minor child without

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does law offical have the right to question a minor child without council
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 6 years ago.
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Please clarify:

1. How old was the child?

2. Why was the child being questioned?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

child 14 years old and mentally challenged.there wanting to question him on alligations of fondling a little girl

Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 6 years ago.
Was the allegation that he fondled a little girl?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 6 years ago.
Did he ask to have a lawyer?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no he did not,he has not been questioned yet,but I need to know his rights before they do and as a mentally challenged child does he have different legal rights at questioning
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 6 years ago.
He has the constitutional right to remain silent and not answer their questions.

He has the constitutional right to demand a lawyer.

Those are his rights.

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