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A Miranda Warning That Requires More?

For juveniles, is it really enough to provide a formal recitation of the rights and Miranda warnings (from Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)), usually from a card or a document, without an inquiry about whether the child understood the … Continue reading

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Who Can Provide Meaningful Consultation Before Interrogation?

Pursuant to I.C. 31-32-5-1, in Indiana, ANY rights guaranteed to a child under the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Indiana, or any other law may be waived only: By counsel retained by or appointed … Continue reading

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Age-Appropriate Miranda Language and Interrogation Issues

Juveniles are often read the same Miranda warning as adults, though they may not be familiar with the language or concepts — making their waiver of rights suspect and subject to challenge.  Some resources about the subject include: Tamar Birkhead … Continue reading

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