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Your child has been arrested. Now what?

If your child has been arrested, take a moment to realize that you are not the first parent to ever be in this position. Your child has not completely ruined his or her future. By taking proactive and decisive steps immediately, you can get ahead of the situation and minimize the impact it will have on your child's life.

These are things you need to know and steps to take:

Do not take this lightly - While things can be done to minimize the charges and penalties, this outcome can only happen if you take the charges seriously.

Don't argue with police or prosecutors on your own - Remain cooperative with the authorities, but retain a lawyer as soon as possible. The authorities are not necessarily on your side through the case, and it is wise to only communicate through your lawyer.

Work with a skilled criminal defense attorney - The child may either be charged as a minor or as an adult. These may be handled very differently, depending on the situation. You need the experience of an experienced lawyer on your side, advocating on your behalf to the court and prosecutors to achieve the best possible outcome.

Listen to your attorney - Many parents try to apply a heavy hand to how the case is handled and may actually end up the most advantageous outcome. Defer to your lawyer's judgment in negotiating with prosecutors and judges.

Make sure that your child understands the gravity of the situation - Often penalties for crimes involving minors can be influenced by whether or not a judge feels that the minor has learned his or her lesson.

Seek support or counseling - The experience can take a toll on even the most capable parent. Put the experience in perspective by seeking a support group or family counselor who can guide you through this and help you make positive parenting choices as your child moves past this.

At Rogo Law, we provide criminal defense services tailored to the needs and situations of our clients. We are unafraid to advocate zealously and protect the rights of our clients, fighting for the best possible outcome in each case.

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