In a criminal case, investigative detective exhibits intimidation to obtain information from a minor.
If you're asking whether an officer can do that, the answer is not completely clear. That being said, if the intimidation is used to obtain evidence (such as a confession or to get consent to search something), then this intimdation may be relevant in trying to get the evidence suppressed (excluded) because it was obtained in violation of the Constitution. But...we do need more information to really be able to answer that.
You should consult with an attorney to discuss the issue.
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I agree with my colleague. It depends on the age of the minor, the type of intimidation and the type of information. Police are naturally intimidating, that is the basis for Miranda in the first place. If there are charges here I suggest you provide complete information (not on the web ) to an experienced criminal defense attorney to evaluate the case.
If you have any feeling what so ever that your are or might become a suspect, do not speak with the police. You cannot beat the ride, but you may be able to beat the rap. Le the officer know you would like to consult with your lawyer before answering ANY questions.
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