Don't make a mistake if your teen is facing drug charges

Forsyth County parents understand that their kids don't always make the best decisions. Kids can get themselves into situations that are over their head. Teens do not have the mental maturity to always do what they are supposed to do and can wind up in a legal situation where they don't know what to do. Parents who have teenagers who are facing a serious situation like drug charges need to know there are mistakes they should avoid.

Parents who have a teenager who has been arrested on drug charges are usually furious at their child for getting into this situation in the first place. Once parents get over this initial anger, they need to understand their next steps are incredibly important. Parents and their teens should not talk to law enforcement officers without an attorney present. A teenager may accidentally incriminate themselves. Parents should also not argue with law enforcement officers. This can lead to less desirable circumstances for the teen.

It is also important for a parent to understand that they need to make a choice for legal representation. It can be best to choose an attorney who has experience dealing with the juvenile justice system. Children have certain rights in the juvenile courts and having an attorney who understands the process and their rights can be important.

An arrest for drug charges can be a serious situation for a juvenile. A conviction can lead to fines, jail time and a record that affects their future. They may no longer qualify for scholarships, graduate programs or even college. Their future employment may also be affected. Although parents can be livid at their teens, it is important that they take the time to protect their teen's future.

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