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Response to guardian (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:55 AM

40. Better than that is to say...

I am exercising my 5th Amendment right to silence and I would like to speak with a lawyer.

That covers the bases and makes it more or less illegal to be asked about anything except your name and address.

Yeah, it is funny that minors can actually void their contracts in most states when they turn 18, because they are considered to be of limited capacity, but yet are treated as adults capable of complex reasoning regarding the consequences of waiving their rights to attorneys and silence when interrogated by police...

In Minnesota, there is case law that explicitly states that minors are to be carefully explained their rights, and if their capacity is deemed insufficient to provide informed consent to a Miranda waiver, they must not be interrogated alone.

Police are really good at getting around trifling things like case law....

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