Juvenile Law Bulletin #2023/01

Juvenile Law Related to the Investigation of Delinquent Acts

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Investigations of offenses that are subject to juvenile jurisdiction often require an understanding of both criminal law and juvenile law. Because juveniles have constitutional due process rights in the context of delinquency proceedings, much of the criminal law related to search and seizure also applies in juvenile matters. In addition, juvenile law contains some legal requirements that are unique to juvenile investigations. This bulletin details several of these juvenile law requirements, including:

  • components of search and seizure law that are unique to juveniles,
  • nontestimonial identification orders,
  • investigation of impaired driving when the suspect is under the age of 16, and
  • confidentiality that applies to juvenile investigations.
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