I was called by an officer that she was caught shoplifting,and they were still at the store of incident,and that i needed to meet them at detention center to sign and come pick her up. no miranda rights were mentioned while i was there.
Miranda rights need to be read with the person being interrogated and in custody. Interrogation and Custody for Miranda purposes are terms of arts that require a criminal defense attorney to review the facts and render an opinion. In Maine juveniles cannot be questioned without parental consent unless an emergency exist. Good luck.
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Miranda rights only need to be read to someone accused of committing an offense if they are in police custody (meaning they are not free to leave) and the police wish to question the accused. If there is no questioning than Miranda need not be read. Generally speaking a child would need to have a parent present in order t effectively waive his/her rights as provided for by Miranda.
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