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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 052 : Delinquency Proceedings

Subchapter 002 : Petition, Merits, and Disposition

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 5228)
  • § 5228. Constitutional protections for a child in delinquency proceedings

    A child charged with a delinquent act need not be a witness against, nor otherwise incriminate, himself or herself. Any extrajudicial statement, if constitutionally inadmissible in a criminal proceeding, shall not be used against the child. Evidence illegally seized or obtained shall not be used over objection to establish the charge against the child. A confession out of court is insufficient to support an adjudication of delinquency unless corroborated in whole or in part by other substantial evidence. (Added 2007, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.)