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The law does not require his parent to be present when he is being questioned, BUT the law DOES required that before the officer can question him the officer must advise him of his Miranda Rights
. Any statement or confession made based on the questioning of the officer without informing the minor of their rights under Miranda would be subject to being inadmissible in court and your son's attorney would argue the statement must be suppressed or thrown out and as such without such statement from your child, there are no witnesses or evidence to show your child committed this act.
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