What To Do When Your Child Has Been Accused Of A Crime?

Protect Your Child From Lasting Consequences

Having your child accused of a crime can be terrifying. At Canan Law, we have seen that the consequences, like jail time or the permanent record of a conviction, can follow them for years. No matter the charge, your child deserves a strong defense, from an experienced attorney.

What To Do When Your Child Has Been Accused Of A Crime

There are a few things you can do to prepare your child’s case to have a favorable outcome:

  • Get an attorney. This is the most important thing you can do for anyone who has been accused of a crime. An attorney will ensure that your child’s rights are protected throughout the law enforcement process.
  • Do not speak to the police or investigators. The criminal justice system is designed to ensure justice for the accused, but their job is to ensure a conviction. Neither you nor your child should speak to them without an attorney present.
  • Preserve any evidence. Depending on the situation, there may be an opportunity to produce evidence that might be favorable to your child’s defense such as photographs or hospital records. You should ensure that anything applicable is preserved.

Though parents play an essential role in defense of their children, it is also important to recognize that they are members of a team. Do what you can, but remember that it is also crucial to consult a legal defender.

Let Us Defend Your Child, While You Support Them

Your child needs a strong defender, but it does not have to be you. One of the most important things you can do for your child during this time is to be supportive. It is scary to be accused of a crime and often even more so as a minor. If you can be supportive, even from afar if necessary, that will make the process less stressful for them.

As experienced criminal and juvenile defense lawyers, we are prepared to be that strong advocate for your child. We will work with you and your child to investigate the situation if necessary, and through our preparation, create a personalized strategy.

Restore Your Peace Of Mind

To discuss your child’s case with a skilled defense attorney, call the St. Augustine, Florida, offices of Canan Law at (904) 849-2266. Alternatively, reach out through our online contact form. Your initial consultation will be free.


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