What Should I Do If My Child Has Been Arrested?
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.
At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, in Fort Myers, Florida, 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.
Know That Your Child Has Rights
Being cooperative and answering law enforcement’s questions may put your child in a very difficult position. Even if your child wants to clear up any confusion, the things that are said could come back to haunt them. Simply being at the police station and talking to police can be intimidating for young people and their parents.
Police know this and may use this to their advantage to get your child to “do the right thing.” Investigators might even point out harsh consequences, including jail time and a mark on a criminal record, in order to scare your child into making statements that make building a defense impossible.
How Our Team Can Help Your Family
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.
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 our criminal defense lawyers. 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.