Admissible Confession by a Minor In California - Example Case

In In re Gilbert R. (1994) 25 Cal. App. 4th 1121, the police went to the home of a minor to investigate an assault. They obtained the minor's permission and that of his mother to take the minor to the police station for questioning. The minor confessed at the station after being advised of his constitutional rights. The confession was admissible because "substantial evidence supported the implied finding of the juvenile court that when all of the circumstances are viewed objectively, a reasonable person would have believed that he or she did not have to accompany the detectives to the . . . station." ( Id. at p. 1126.)