The rules for kids are different than those for adults. Look here for information on the rights that juveniles have—and don't have.
Constitutional Rights in Juvenile Cases
Minors in juvenile court delinquency proceedings do not have the same constitutional rights as those given to adults in regular criminal court cases.
Do juveniles have a right to counsel?
In 1967, the Supreme Court confirmed that juveniles who face delinquency proceedings that could lead to detention are entitled to counsel.
Do juveniles have a right to trial by jury?
The right to trial by jury in the United States Constitution belongs only to adults. In 1971, the U.S.