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What to Do If Your Child is Arrested

There are few things more startling than a phone call (or worse, a visit) informing you that your child has been arrested. If this ever happens to you, it’s essential that you understand a few things about juvenile crime and know what you and your child should and should not do going forward. Retain a defense lawyer right away Often, police officers will tell parents in these situations that they don’t need a lawyer. They may say they only want to talk to your child and get the honest truth about the issue at hand. However, if your child has...

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a First Offense?

For anyone who has been arrested and charged with a first-time offense, there is always a lot of fear and anxiety involved. You don’t know what will happen, and may even not know what could happen. You may be uncertain of your rights, or unclear about the charges. Being arrested for a first offense is a nerve-wracking experience, regardless of the circumstances behind it. While judges are often more lenient with first-time offenders, in nearly every case it will be in your best interest to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney and possibly have a lawyer who can represent you...