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Can the police ask my 7-year-old questions without me being present or any other adult?

Asked on Feb 18th, 2013 on Criminal Law - Georgia
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We are in Lawton Oklahoma and it is in regards to see if she is being abused or not at home by moms boyfriend.
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Answered on Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:25 PM
The police or other officials should notify the parents if they can locate them before they interrogate a minor, but they seldom do. They can question a child of any age as a potential witness or victim without Miranda Warnings or the parents being present.

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Answered on Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:03 PM
There should be an adult normally there but if they are looking the parents as abusers, then they are not going to be there.

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Answered on Feb 20th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
This forum is intended to answer criminal defense questions in California. If you have a question about Oklahoma law, this question should be re-posted in an Oklahoma forum. Good luck.

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Answered on Feb 20th, 2013 at 7:12 PM
They can ask, either at home or at the school.

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