If your child has recently been arrested or been "warned" by the police that they will be in trouble if a criminal act is committed, you should immediately become concerned. Having a child in trouble with the law is not only disheartening for their future, but for yours as well.
If your child causes property damage or steals from a retail store, are you prepared to pay for the damages? In many cases involving juvenile delinquents, the parents of the child or young adult are forced to pay for any damages or items that have been stolen, in addition to court fees and fines, if the child does not have the means to pay for it on their own.
Additionally, a conviction means trouble for a child's future. If your child planned on attending college or moving out on their own, they may not be able to now. Many colleges will not accept or even look at an application if they know it is one of a convicted criminal. Just the same, a lender or a landlord may reject an application for a loan or housing if they know that the applicant has a criminal history.
With that being said, it is always important to retain the help of a Detroit criminal defense attorney if your child is up against any type of criminal charges. At our office, we have seen virtually all types of
juvenile crimes, from cases of petty
theft or shoplifting to
drug offenses. We will be prepared to help you make a case against the prosecution, in addition to collecting evidence to help strengthen your child's case.
Whether your son or daughter is under the age of 16 or almost 18, it is important to get them the legal help that they need, especially because you will be held responsible for their actions at this time.
To learn more about juvenile offenses and the consequences that they bring, contact a Detroit criminal defense attorney at our office.