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If you’ve gotten the call that all parents fear, you are not alone. Getting the call that says your child has been arrested or has been issued a ticket means that you will soon enter the world of the North Carolina’s judicial system. Your child’s criminal record and their future is at stake, and this is no time to be frugal and do things yourself. Make sure you have by your side an expert and experienced criminal defense lawyer with you at court appearances. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to call McGuire Law Firm.

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Even police officers can make mistakes. Perhaps they mistook your child for someone else or didn’t have just cause to stop them in the first place. Listen to your child’s side of the story with an open mind. Don’t assume that the police officer has your child’s best interest at heart, as you do as their parent. There have been cases where police officers were overzealous in arresting  teenager, and the teenager was later found to be innocent.

SYMPATHY

There are few adults around who didn’t do something in their youth that could have gotten them in trouble with the law. The difference is that you didn’t get caught. On this basis, most of us can offer sympathy to our children. This is not to say, that there shouldn’t be consequences at home, but you can be temper the consequences with an understanding that young people are at the stage of their life where they are developing judgment, and sometimes, this means having bad judgment.

Check back for more on this topic in future blogs. In the meantime, call McGuire Law Firm when you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side during your day in court.