2017 Vermont Statutes
Title 13 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure
Chapter 181 - Arrest, Complaint, And Binding Over
§ 5511 Notification of unemancipated minor's parent or guardian

Universal Citation: 13 V.S.A. § 5511

§ 5511. Notification of unemancipated minor's parent or guardian

(a) A law enforcement officer who arrests an unemancipated minor shall take reasonable steps to notify, as soon as reasonably practicable, a parent or guardian of the minor:

(1) that the minor has been arrested;

(2) the location where the minor is being held if still in law enforcement custody; and

(3) the nature of the criminal charge against the minor.

(b) If the minor is cited to appear in court, a copy of the citation shall promptly be mailed to the last known address of a parent or guardian of the minor. (Added 1997, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)

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