For many parents, criminal charges against their child is their worst nightmare. If your child has recently been detained or is facing potential charges, you probably have many questions including:
- How will a juvenile detention or conviction effect my child’s future?
- Is my child facing detention time?
- How long does the juvenile justice system take to dispose of a case?
You should never allow your child to speak to a law enforcement member without consulting an attorney first. Your child can invoke his or her right to remain silent by simply saying “I do not wish to make any statement until after I have spoken to an attorney.”
Penalties from the juvenile system can be very serious and the process is different than that of an adult. For example, a juvenile is not able to receive a bond, yet a “detention hearing” is held by a juvenile Judge to determine if the child is allowed to return home. Mr. Garcia will fight to protect your child and to help get your child back on the right track to avoid ending up in the adult criminal justice system in the future. A mistake made as a child should not be a life-altering event, but without proper representation, it could become one.
If your child has been detained or is facing potential charges for any juvenile offense in Montgomery or Walker County, call us now for Mr. Garcia to evaluate your child’s case, help protect your child and minimize your child’s loss of freedom and future repercussions.