Searching a minor?

A friend and I had an argument disputing whether or not a juvenile can be searched by police without parental consent. My understanding is as follows: A search, under most circumstances, requires probable cause or a warrant. Also, students may be searched in a school setting under reasonable suspicion. However, with probable cause, a peace officer may search a minor without first getting consent from the parent. A peace officer may also question a minor without consent. The minor still has the right to refuse […]

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