There is nothing that is more surprising than finding out that your child has been stealing your prescriptions and selling drugs at school. You know your child, and you know that they’re not a bad person. They simply had a lapse of judgment, and you wonder if they knew how seriously their actions would be treated.
You never had a chance to talk to them about your missing prescriptions or their actions, because you found out about it when you got a call from the school. The police were already there, and you knew that this was going to turn into a major problem without good legal help.
If your child is in trouble with the law, getting good legal support matters
As you probably know, getting legal help with a situation like this can make a huge difference in the outcome of the case. Your child may not understand that their actions could lead to serious repercussions that could affect them for the rest of their life. Drug possession and distribution can lead to heavy fines as well as harsh punishments like imprisonment. If anyone was hurt because of their actions, they could face additional charges as well.
In some cases, children can be charged as adults, which is something that you may be concerned with. On our website, we have more information about how your attorney will fight to prevent your child from being charged as an adult. Penalties for adults and juveniles may be similar, but there are simply not as many protections for children when they’re tried in an adult court setting. Juvenile cases already carry significant consequences, so keeping the case in the juvenile courts is the goal — along with finding other ways to mitigate the punishment.