This entry contains relevant broken laws from episode 4×18 too
This episode begins with a shirtless Charlie creepily doing pushups while staring at a picture of Jo. This is quickly interrupted when Kyle knocks on his door and informs him that they’re going on a ride. Charlie agrees to go with him.
Meanwhile, Tess and Jo discuss Jo’s shocking revelation that she was there when Danny killed Vikram. Tess supports Jo and agrees that it was self defense and not Danny’s fault. This conversation is a result of Danny’s confession in episode 1×18.
Legal Note 1: (from 1×18)
–Since Danny voluntarily confessed to Kyle, there is NOT a legal problem with the confession taking place before Danny had been read his rights. The 5th amendment Miranda rights apply to involuntary confessions.
— Additionally, some states have laws requiring an adult (parent/guardian) to be present during the questioning of a minor. In New York, this law applies to minors UNDER the age of 16, and Danny is 16 years old.
–I’m presuming that Kyle DID read Danny his 5th amendment rights before questioning him further. This means that Danny was informed that he had the right to remain silent and that he did not have to answer any questions without an attorney present. Considering that Danny was very cooperative in answering Kyle’s questions, it appears that Danny voluntarily waived these rights. It actually does seem that Kyle DID do this by the books!
Although Danny was cooperative in answering Kyle’s questions, he did not answer all of them honestly, which presents a problem. This show wouldn’t be “Twisted” if everything went smoothly!