What to do if the Police Charge Your Child

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Despite your best parenting efforts, even good kids may occasionally find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Errors in judgment happen with kids from all walks of life. When you child is charged with a juvenile crime, it can be a very confusing and upsetting time. Matters will be made worse if you try to deal with the charges on your own. With one of our Miami juvenile criminal defense attorneys on your side, we can help protect your child, support your family, and ensure real justice is served.

How to Serve Your Child’s Best Interests

The first step in protecting you and your child’s best interest is to cooperate with the police. If your child is being accused of a crime, no good can come out of interfering with a police officer’s responsibilities. The guilt or innocence of your child is not determined by the arresting officers. Remember that they are simply doing their jobs and physical cooperation is essential.

Physical cooperation does not mean admitting guilt. In fact, neither you nor your child should answer any questions or submit to interrogation without an experienced Miami juvenile criminal defense attorney from our firm present. Like an adult, your child has a right to remain silent. Make sure they use that right until proper representation can be obtained.

How We Help

When your child is charged with a crime, we provide the most thorough representation possible. Our attorneys have years of experience in juvenile crime cases and strongly believe that rehabilitation does not require incarceration.

We will build a strong defense on your child’s behalf and fight tooth and nail to preserve their freedom. If your child is found guilty, we will seek alternative sentencing or diversionary programs to help ensure they get the help they need without sacrificing their youth. We are dedicated to helping your family get through this tough time and will do everything possible to guarantee a positive outcome.

If your child is being charged with a crime in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or another area of Florida, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys today.