SB 1052 - Protect Youth’s Constitutional Rights Against Coercive Interrogation

Currently in California, children—no matter how young— can waive their Miranda rights. Studies have demonstrated youth often do not fully comprehend the meaning and consequences of waiving their Miranda rights. They are much more likely than adults to waive their rights and to confess to crimes they did not commit. Senate Bill 1052, by Senator Ricardo Lara, will help to preserve youth’s constitutional rights and protect the integrity of our criminal justice system by requiring youth under the age of 18 to consult with legal counsel before they waive their Miranda rights.

Learn about SB 1052 in this powerful video, and then take action to urge the Governor to sign SB 1052.

Latest News and Updates

September 30: Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 1052. Read his veto message.

August 23: The Assembly passed SB 1052.

August 12: The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed the bill off of the Suspense File.

June 28: The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed the bill.

June 1: The Senate passed SB 1052 on a 24-14 vote.

May 27: The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill off of the Suspense File.

April 19: The Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 1052

February 16, 2016: Senator Lara introduces SB 1052

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