Whenever a juvenile is arrested for an act of juvenile
delinquency, he must
immediately be advised of his legal rights. 18 U.S.C.A. § 5033
The Attorney General (United States Attorney) shall be notified.
juvenile's parents, guardian or custodian must also be immediately
his arrest as well as his rights and of the nature of the alleged
requirement is not invoked when a juvenile is arrested and placed
administrative detention, but rather is initiated by the juvenile's
into custody subsequent to the filing of an information alleging
conduct. United States v. Juvenile Male, 74 F.3d 526, 530
1996). Notification made after a statement has been given, or made
spelling out the juvenile's right to notify a responsible adult
the statutory mandate. United States v. Nash, 620 F. Supp.
If the juvenile is an alien, a reasonable effort must be made
to reach his
parents, and if not feasible, prompt notice to his country's
Consulate should be
made. United States v. Doe, 862 F. 2d 776, 780 (9th Cir.
The juvenile must immediately be taken before a magistrate if
is available. 18 U.S.C.A. § 5033 (West 1985). If a magistrate
immediately available, the juvenile cannot be detained for longer
reasonable period of time. Id. It has been held that a
nine-hour delay before presenting an arrested juvenile before a
was available on a weekday morning was unreasonable and statements
juvenile made during the delay were required to be suppressed.
F. Supp. at 1444. Again, as in the advisement of legal rights'
right to be taken before a magistrate forthwith does not begin
until the juvenile
is placed into custody upon the filing of an information alleging
conduct. Juvenile Male, 74 F.3d at 531.
Regarding cases of juvenile delinquency, the United States
proceed in different ways. The case can be referred to state
attempts to adjudicate the juvenile as a delinquent can be made, or
States Attorney can move to transfer the juvenile for criminal
prosecution as an