Muni-mail – Supremes Reverse Rule Requiring Juvie Lawyers

[7-30-10 – 11:03 am] The New Jersey Supreme Court has reserved a rule of criminal procedure that was order by the Appellate Division last year. In State in the Interest of A.S., the Justices held that it is not necessary to have an attorney available in every case where a parent called to be present during the criminal interrogation of a juvenile suspect has a conflict. Rather, the Court noted that in cases of a true conflict, another adult family member may adequately serve the purpose of aiding the juvenile suspect during the interview.

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