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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 also 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.
Status: SB 1052 has passed the California Legislature, and the Governor is considering whether to sign or veto the bill.