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J.D.B. v. North Carolina
Citation:564 U.S. 261, 131 S.Ct. 2394, 180 L.Ed.2d 310 (2011)
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J.D.B. is a 13-year-old student in the seventh grade who was suspected of being involved in two home break-ins. A police officer took him out of class and brought him to a closed-door conference room. There, he was questioned in the presence of two school administrators and a juvenile investigator. J.D.B. was not given Miranda warnings or an opportunity to speak with his legal guardian. Only after he confessed was he told that he could refuse to answer the investigator’s questions and that he was free to leave the room.
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