Confession by Minor Law and Legal Definition

Generally, a confession is not involuntary or inadmissible merely because the accused is a minor. Thus, a minor's confession is held admissible, notwithstanding his or her age, on the ground that the particular circumstances involved showed that the confession was voluntary. While determining the voluntariness of the confession of a minor, in addition to the minor's age, consideration may be given to such other factors as the minor's education and intelligence, experience, and length of questioning.