Should I talk to the police?

If your child is taken into custody it is not advisable for you to speak with law enforcement. You should be forthcoming about information such as your child’s name and address. However, parents have a tendency to want to tell the police officer the entire background or history of the child. That information may be used by law enforcement later to bring more charges or to further penalize the child.

So while you should never lie to a law enforcement officer or hinder their efforts for information in nanny way, you should also not volunteer any extra information that can be used against your child.

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