Deception in Juvenile Interrogations in Colorado

State statute provides that a statement or admission made by a juvenile as a result of a custodial interrogation is presumed inadmissible if a law enforcement official knowingly communicated untruthful information or belief in order to obtain the statement, unless the state can show by a preponderance of the evidence that the statement was voluntarily given. “Untruthful information or belief” may include but is not limited to statements regarding evidence or unauthorized statements regarding potential leniency to the juvenile being interrogated. Effective: 2023. 

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