The Inner Workings of a Law Firm

The Inner Workings of a Law Firm

Do Police Want To Question Your Child? Here's What You Need To Know

by Jo Rodriquez

A common question arises when parents discover their children are accused of committing a crime or witnessing a crime. They want to know if their children should speak with the police.

If you find yourself in this situation, you might have concerns about your child's future. Could they be accused of a crime? Is there something you should be doing to protect them?

This is what you need to know.

Talking to the Police Doesn't Clear Your Child's Name

One common police tactic involves telling parents and their children that the teen can clear his or her name simply by coming in talking to them. This an interrogation technique that police may use to get you to come in without a criminal defense attorney.

It is important that you never go in for questioning or an interrogation without an attorney, and your child should never be questioned without you present.

The Police Will Arrest Your Child If They Have What They Need

If the police suspect that your child committed a crime and have the evidence necessary, they will make the arrest with or without questioning ahead of time. If police are asking your child to come in for questioning, it might mean they don't have everything they need. In a situation like this, talking to police without an attorney may not be helpful at all.

Don't Trust Everybody to Be Completely Honest

It's also important to keep in mind that if police are trying to question your child, they are also likely questioning your child's friends. This means that a friend could point to your child as a way to get out of trouble with the law or with their own parents. An attorney can help prevent your child from being taken advantage of or used as a scapegoat.

Teens Can Be Charged as Adults

Some people don't pay much mind to their children being accused of a crime because they figure the charges will not be serious. The reality is that children can be charged as adults for certain crimes, and this means your child could end up going to adult jail or prison instead of a juvenile facility.

Consult With a Criminal Defense Attorney

No matter the crime or the age of your child, you need a strong attorney on your side. A criminal defense attorney can represent your child and ensure that their rights are respected throughout the criminal court process.


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The Inner Workings of a Law Firm

We all know that lawyers are professionals who help people interpret and work with the law, but do you know how a law firm works from the inside out? I am a professional paralegal, and I have worked in both large and small law firms during my career. I can tell you that a successful law firm needs more than just lawyers to keep it running smoothly, and sometimes things can get really crazy! Take a tour through a law firm in my blog, and find out what really goes on behind the scenes of an active and successful law firm.