Juvenile has no right to counsel during interrogation
State in the Interest of P.M.P __ NJ Super. __ 12-01-08
The court concluded a juvenile delinquency complaint, filed at the direction of a county prosecutor's office, is not the substantial equivalent of an indictment such that it initiates a formal adversarial proceeding and triggers a juvenile's right to counsel. The court reversed the trial court's extension of the protections of State v. Sanchez, 129 N.J. 261, 277 (1992) to juvenile proceedings.