Experienced Denver Juvenile Attorney
Juvenile court is different than adult district or county court proceedings. The consequences for juvenile charges also vary from diversion programs for minor offenses to prison sentences if charged as an adult. It is important to know what you are up against when dealing with juvenile crimes. Attorney Jill M. Jackson has experience dealing with juvenile offenses.
Are you aware of your child’s rights?
Interrogation of a Juvenile:
Many parents don’t know that police officers cannot interrogate a juvenile without a parent or legal guardian present during the interrogation. The parent or legal guardian must also be informed of the juvenile’s Miranda rights.
When are Miranda Rights Required ?
Interrogation of a Suspect
Not all police interactions require the reading of Miranda rights. Although it’s common to see police officers on television or movies regularly reciting Miranda warnings as soon as someone is under arrest. Yet, this is not always the case.
When a person is suspected of committing a crime police are only required to read Miranda rights if that suspect is in custody and being interrogated. A suspect is subject to police interrogation by direct police questioning or statements made by officers to elicit a response. Determining whether a person is in custody is an objective standard based on several factors. These determinations and evaluations are not always clear and require legal analysis based on the police interaction. This is why it is important to contact an attorney to evaluate your case. Call the Law office of Jill M. Jackson today to discuss your case.