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Children and young people cannot be interrogated or questioned as a suspect, in accordance with the standard procedures that apply for adult suspects.

Generally the police should not question a suspect who is under 18 years unless:

  • Accompanied by a parent, guardian, solicitor, friend or other relative, or an independent adult who is not employed with the Police Service; and
  • The child or young person has had the opportunity to speak privately with their accompanying adult.

If your child is being investigated for an offence, we recommend that you contact our firm by telephone on (02) 9233 4048 or email at info@navado.com.au and arrange an appointment to see one of our Children & Young Persons Law Solicitors.

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