Thursday, May 26, 2016

Proposed bill aims to protect juveniles under 15

With the goal of expelling forced confessions in mind, a new bill proposed would require a lawyer be present when police question juveniles, in certain cases.

The issue was brought back to light after the highly popular docuseries "Making a Murderer" showed a young man, seemingly confused and pressured, confessing to a murder without a lawyer.

The new bill would make it so a lawyer would have to be present in juvenile cases during police interrogation, if the juvenile is under 15 and is involved in a murder or sex investigation.

Information provided by WHOI-19.

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