What Should I Do If My Child Has Been Arrested?

Put The Law And A Strong Defense Team In Their Corner

Getting that dreaded call from police saying that your child has been arrested is one call most parents would rather not receive. It's enough to send most parents into a panic, scrambling to figure out what to do next. It might seem beneficial to speak to police right away, perhaps try to clear your child's name. But without help from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you might end up making matters worse.

At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, in Fort Myers, Florida, we handle cases in every area of criminal law, including juvenile crimes. We know how the juvenile system works and the alternatives juveniles can take to avoid having arrests and charges show up on their criminal record. If your child has been arrested, we can walk you through the steps you need to take to clear their name or seek the best possible outcome in their case.

Is your child facing charges? We are here to help. Let us be your guide toward a favorable resolution. Call 239-603-6312 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Scott T. Moorey or Lance W. Dunford.

Keep Calm – Your Child Has Rights

If your child has been arrested, the important thing to remember is to keep calm and maintain your composure. Juveniles have the same rights as adults: the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and the right to a fair trial, among other things. Your child may not be aware they have these rights, which is why it's important to retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are able.

Simply being at the police station and talking to police can be intimidating for young people. Police may use this to their advantage to get your child to "do the right thing" and make a confession. Investigators might even point out harsh consequences, including jail time and a mark on a criminal record, in order to scare your child into accepting a plea deal.

We Will Seek The Best Option Available

Just because police say your child committed a crime doesn't mean it's true, but good kids do get arrested. The burden of proof is on prosecutors to prove beyond a doubt that a crime occurred and your child was involved. It's our job to point out errors in the prosecution that could result in the charges getting dropped or dismissed.

If it looks like prosecutors intend on moving forward with your child's case, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey will consider all available options and present them to you and your child.

We Can Address Probation Violations. If your child is convicted, he or she may have the option of going on probation, which carries a strict set of rules that must be followed. If your child has violated their probation and is facing consequences as a result, we can help.

Your Child Has Rights, Start Protecting Them Today

Every moment you wait after receiving a call from police about your child is another moment your child's rights are at risk. Start protecting their rights with help from the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey. We are a second-generation local law firm with 20 years of experience. We will do everything in our power to ensure the best possible outcome in your child's criminal case.

If you'd like to speak with an attorney from our firm, contact our office in Fort Myers to schedule a free consultation. Call 239-603-6312 or send us an email to get started.