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Parents: What to Do when Your Teenager Gets Arrested

When a juvenile is arrested, it’s a frightening situation not only for the child, but also for the parents. The child might be scared of what type of trouble he or she will be facing, and the parents are likely worried about how this arrest will affect the youth’s future.

Minors can be arrested for a variety of crimes, such as drinking and driving, or a violent assault crime. The type of crime your child has been arrested for will impact how the situation should be handled.

Having a juvenile defense attorney on your team can help you better deal with the situation. You can focus on supporting your child, and your lawyer can help sort out the legal consequences of the arrest. In some cases, your lawyer might even get the charges your child is facing dismissed or reduced.

Types of Common Juvenile Crimes

Juveniles can be arrested for the same types of crimes as adults, such as shoplifting, assault, drunk driving, and drug offenses. There are some crimes that only juveniles can be charged with, though, such as minor in possession of alcohol. Below is a look at some common types of crimes juveniles are often charged with:

  • Trespassing
  • Gang-related offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Graffiti
  • Assault, battery, sexual assault
  • Shoplifting/theft crimes
  • Truancy
  • Drug-related offenses

Probation, Counseling, and Deferred Adjudication

When juveniles are arrested for crimes, they might have more opportunities to correct the situation than adults. The court recognizes that juveniles sometimes make youthful mistakes and the judge doesn’t want these mistakes to impact the rest of their lives.

There are exceptions, of course, such as violent felonies, where the juvenile was older than sixteen. In some cases, a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult. In most circumstances though, the juvenile will often be offered counseling programs, probation, or deferred adjudication.

These programs can help the teen and show that there are consequences for criminal behavior, while also minimizing the long-term legal impact. In many cases, a juvenile record can be expunged.

Call a Juvenile Defense Lawyer Today

No matter what type of crime your child has been charged with, the best thing you can do for him or her at this time is hire a lawyer. A juvenile defense lawyer will likely be able to get a better plea deal than you could ever get on your own. In some situations, the attorney can even get a juvenile’s charges dismissed.

Your child’s arrest might end up being harder on you than it is on your child. You are worried and scared for the future, but you need to focus on ensuring your child learns from these mistakes while your lawyer works on minimizing the legal consequences he or she will face.

Call the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy and speak with a lawyer about your teen’s case. Dial 817-605-1010, or you can also reach our firm via the contact form below.

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