Texas Zero Tolerance
Texas Zero Tolerance
© Texas Zero Tolerance
We relate this advice found on attorney David Finn's website*

If a juvenile finds (him)herself in a situation involving the police or other law enforcement, please remember the following information:

You do not have to submit to a search unless you have been placed under arrest.

If you are asked to give permission to search you should politely but firmly decline. If the police say they have a search warrant, ask to see it.

Do not discuss your case with your friends or classmates.

While many of the laws governing juveniles may differ from the adult system, the rights that juveniles enjoy are virtually identical to those enjoyed by adults.

* Texas Zero Tolerance offers this as a guide and does not recommend individual attorneys nor particular actions. If you require legal assistance, contact the State Bar of Texas for referrals

What a child should and should not do if involved with law enforcement