No parent wants to think that their child is capable of committing a crime, much less a serious crime. The fact of the matter, though, is that everyone can make mistakes, children included. Juvenile cases are among some of the most emotional, because the client is always both the child and parent rather than just the child alone, so it’s important to have an attorney who you trust.
The criminal justice system is flawed, and it’s been proven that many who go to jail (or in this case, juvenile detention) end up committing more crimes in their lifetime. So a juvenile conviction can cast a very long shadow on a child’s life, and it can end up setting a path for them that may end in real jail time when they become an adult.
That’s why it’s so important to fight juvenile charges, even if you think it doesn’t matter because juvenile records get sealed when a child comes of age. What doesn’t get sealed are childhood experiences and memories: those will be with your child for the rest of their life.
The juvenile justice system often does children a disservice, so it’s very important that parents take every care to avoid getting a conviction for their child. Couple that with the emotional turmoil between parent and child, and you have a very highly-charged emotional situation.
Find a defense attorney who can help defuse that difficult situation and restore hope and health to your family.