DCR 3.509 Evidence

Unless modified by statute or other ruling authority, civil rules of evidence shall apply throughout.

No extrajudicial admission or statement by the child under the age of 14 to a law enforcement officer shall be admitted into evidence unless the person offering the statement demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Court that, before making the statement, the child and his/her parents were informed and intelligently comprehended that he/she need not make a statement, that any statement made may be used against him in a court proceeding, and that he/she had a right to consult with an attorney before or during the making of the statement at any time, and that if such child and his/her parents are unable to hire or retain an attorney, one will be appointed by the Court.

Repealed: November 19, 2003