It’s the time when teenagers want to party. Summer is on the horizon and there’s steam to let off. Sometimes though, stuff happens. Stuff involving the police. Even though you’re a good parent and have warned your teen about the usual things: drugs, impaired driving, “no means no” — you’ve received a late-night call from the police. Your teen has been arrested.
Talk to a lawyer before talking to the police
One of the biggest mistakes people who’ve been arrested make is believing that if they just tell their side of the story, everything will be okay. If your teen is arrested, they should talk to an experienced criminal defence lawyer before talking to the police or making a statement.
Be ready if the police call
You can help your teen today by doing some advance homework yourself. Know who you would call if the police told you they have your child in custody. The stakes are high. You need an experienced criminal defence lawyer in your teen’s corner protecting their rights now and in the days ahead.
An experienced criminal defence lawyer can help alleviate your fears about the unknown and answer your questions at a time when what’s happening may seem overwhelming. He or she will:
- Answer your questions about the process in the days ahead
- Gather facts
- Develop a plan for moving forward
Don’t wait for the phone to ring! Do your research now and decide who you would contact if the call comes in. And hope that it never does.
Call me; I can help you. I am a criminal defence lawyer with more than 16 years of specialized experience in criminal law.