When a child is being investigated or charged with a crime, what can you do? You may be asking yourself how did this happen, or why? Is the law really this unforgiving? As a parent, finding out that your child is trouble with the law naturally gives rise to questions such as: How will this charge affect their future? What about college applications and scholarships? Can the records be vacated or sealed?
We can provide you with the answers to those questions and others while helping you navigate the juvenile justice system whose primary purpose is rehabilitation as opposed to punishment.
Whether your child has an addiction, a mental health illness, or was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and made a mistake, we can help. Locking up children in a cell is not the answer, as youth tend to fall victim to a vicious cycle of crime and punishment when incarcerated.. Our kids need a voice, they need protection, and they need real options, such as treatment that can help them, and alternatives to potential confinement that include community service, probation, and counseling. A child’s mistakes do not have to define their life or dictate their future. There are ways to overcome this, and we can help.
Call our office at (360) 869-0088 to speak with an attorney.