Deception in Juvenile Interrogations in Oregon

State statute provides that a statement made by a person under the age of 18 during a custodial interview in connection with an investigation into a misdemeanor or felony is presumed to be involuntarily made if a police officer intentionally used deceit, trickery or artifice, or any other misleading interrogation technique to elicit the statement. This presumption may be overcome if the state proves by clear and convincing evidence that the statement was voluntary and not made in response to the false information used to elicit the statement. Effective: 2021.

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