When Is a Juvenile’s Confession to Police Involuntary or Coerced?

In most juvenile cases our office handles, the issue arises that police questioned the youth and the parent was not allowed to accompany the youth while this happened.  The parent is usually concerned whether their son or daughter was intimidated, tricked or coerced into some type of confession.  This is a real risk, but what facts have actually been found to suppress such a confession?  Click on the following link to read a summary of a reported decision where this did take place.


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