Can the police ask my 7-year-old questions without me being present or any other adult? 6 Answers as of February 25, 2013

We are in Lawton Oklahoma and it is in regards to see if she is being abused or not at home by moms boyfriend.

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Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
In the case of a complaint for abuse or neglect, yes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/25/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
The police or other officials should notify the parents if they can locate them before they interrogate a minor, but they seldom do. They can question a child of any age as a potential witness or victim without Miranda Warnings or the parents being present.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
There should be an adult normally there but if they are looking the parents as abusers, then they are not going to be there.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/20/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Usually, if there is some allegation of abuse or neglect, the police can check this out, but more often, a representative of the Child Welfare Department in your state investigates this anc can question the child without a parent being around, to get to the truth of the matter.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/20/2013
Rizio & Nelson
Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
This forum is intended to answer criminal defense questions in California. If you have a question about Oklahoma law, this question should be re-posted in an Oklahoma forum. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
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