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Juveniles’ Right to Consult “Interested Adult” Extended Posted on Apr 13

In Commonwealth v. Smith, decided on April 9, the Supreme Judicial Court extended the “interested adult” rule to apply to 17- year-olds going forward. Under this rule, “a juvenile must be afforded a meaningful opportunity to consult with an “interested adult” before waiving his or   …Continue Reading Juveniles’ Right to Consult “Interested Adult” Extended