Connecticut Juvenile Crime Lawyer
Now what? Your child has been accused of a crime and arrested. Your family may be facing the juvenile court system for the first time. You may be confused, frustrated and worried about how this will affect your kid's future. Worrying won't help, but where do you turn for answers.
Some Tips on What to Do if Your Child Has Been Arrested
- Advise your child that he or she doesn't have to make any statement to the police. Even if your child did give a statement by waiving the right to remain silent, the evidence may be suppressed. Minors cannot waive their rights.
- If you do submit to an investigation, make sure you have a lawyer present. Juvenile courts operate under a completely different set of rules. Police may tell you one thing, but the reality or truth about your child's rights may be completely different. I will advise you about juvenile rights.
- Talk to witness and gather contact information. Anything you can do to help your own cause will be a great help in juvenile court. As your attorney, I will follow up on the witnesses and conduct a complete investigation to prepare a strong defense case.
- If you have received a summons to appear in juvenile court, talk to an experienced attorney immediately. I provide a free consultation to assess your case and explain the process you are facing.
If your child was arrested, get the legal help you need. Contact my office to arrange a consultation to discuss your options and learn more about the process. From my office in Fairfield, I represent clients throughout the Bridgeport metro region and eastern Connecticut.