Can a police officer question a 16 year old without a parent present and had permission from the parent to do so in Virginia?

Asked over 1 year ago - Charlottesville, VA

the child was not charged with a crime

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  1. James Donald Garrett

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    Answered . Yes, the law states that the juvenile must assert his 5th Amendment privilege to not speak to them.

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  2. Michael Douglas Shafer

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    Answered . Yup. Any time they perceive it as being necessary.

  3. Alec Scott Rose

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    Answered . There is no requirement to notify or have permission from parents before questioning a minor.

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