The Questioning Won’t Be Admissible in Court
Video Transcript: Is it legal for the police to question a minor child without a parent present? Hi, my name is Jason Sorenson. I’m a Tulsa attorney here at Wirth Law Office, and today we’re going to be discussing the police questioning minor children without having the parent present.
So in Oklahoma the age of consent is 16. So anyone under the age of 16 needs to have a parent or guardian consent to do certain things. But it’s not technically illegal for police or other law enforcement to question a minor child without a parent or guardian present, so they’re technically allowed to do so.
But keep in mind that any information that they do obtain from this questioning is not admissible in court. Neither is any of the evidence they find based on that information that they got from questioning the minor child. But this is only going to apply to law enforcement.
So if it’s a coach or a teacher at school or somebody else other than law enforcement that’s getting that information, that information could still be used as long as that person is not working with law enforcement to get that information. But this is just general information.
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