Why your college student needs legal representation

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2022 | Drug Crimes

While it may be tempting to let your son or daughter experience the consequences of criminal drug use on their own, stepping in to help them with formal representation in court can give your child a second chance and resolve the situation more quickly.

Everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, the State of Florida is not known for its forgiving stance on drug offenses.

Most college students are not ready for grown-up consequences

We all want our children to take responsibility for their actions. However, once they are by themselves against the entrenched powers of the legal system, they can get in way over their head before they know it. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, adolescent brains do not fully mature in decision-making ability until age 25. Do not leave them to their own devices. An attorney can humanize your child and do their best to argue for rehabilitation rather than incarceration.

The powers that be do not care about your child the way you do

Police officers, detectives and prosecutors are crafty and know the ins and outs of the law. They can intimidate, pressure and coax a confession. Their motives may be political. Once your child pleads guilty, they are likely to serve time. You will not regret hiring an experienced, qualified legal representative who can fight the power and defend your child.

Everyone deserves a second chance. Legal representation offers outside-the-box strategies that will minimize the damage to your child’s criminal record and help them lead productive and peaceful lives going forward.