Court says NJ juveniles must have attorney present

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    Court says NJ juveniles must have attorney present | AP | 07/30/2009

    Can anyone explain this to me? Is this a requirement in other states?
     
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    In my jurisdiction in Australia police must have an independent adult present when a juvenile (person under 18 yrs) is being questioned. That person can be a parent, guardian or other person who has no connection to the police or criminal justice system.

    I don't see a problem with it, never have. In fact if an adult chooses to speak to police (as a suspect) without an attorney present, they are ill-advised. A juvenile should have an independent adult present, better if it's an attorney.
     

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