Am I allowed to be present while my child is questioned by the police in Pennsylvania? VIDEO

You are allowed to be present while your child is questioned by the police in Pennsylvania, but the police are not obligated to allow that to take place. In other words, the police can question a juvenile in Pennsylvania without getting the permission of the parents. Now, if a juvenile does invoke his or her Miranda rights, meaning that they're refusing to speak to the police, they've invoked their Miranda rights, in other words the police cannot question the juvenile whether the juvenile is by him or herself or with his or her parents.

Ultimately, a parent or parents are allowed to be with the juvenile if the police would allow as such, but they are not obligated to do so. Having an experienced Pennsylvania juvenile defense attorney will help you understand and navigate the juvenile process and they should be involved if your child is facing any kind of issue of this nature.

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