Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
If there is a need to do a forensic evaluation/examination, esp. if he was brought to a Dr., then "Yes."
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
It is a violation of the fourth amendment of the United States constitution for any government official or employee to question a child victim without absent a warrant, court order, parental consent, or exigent circumstances. This probation includes personal from Child Protection Service as well as police.
Answer Applies to: California
Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
Absent a court order, a person does not have to talk to the police, CPS or anyone else. However, you have to consider the consequences when you refuse to talk. In this case, a 4 year old is pretty young and suggestable. Any interview must be done using the proper technique. Ultimately, the decision as to whether he will be interviewed is up to you.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
Yes, they can question a 4 year old. Hire an attorney when one is needed. The sooner the better from a defensive standpoint. CPS seems to do whatever they want, and get away with it. Only a privately retained attorney will be able to do anything about it.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
You as parent can object to this. They have no "right" they have a statute that says they can talk to someone. I would notify the child care provider and any who may take care of the child to refuse permission.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska