Experienced Attorney Serving Juveniles and their Families in Boston and Qunicy Massachusetts
If you are a juvenile (under the age of 17 in Massachusetts) or the parent of a juvenile that has been arrested or in even under investigation or if you are contacted by the police you need to know that the juvenile is afforded the same rights as an adult. They have the right to remain silent and the right to attorney. The best thing that you can do after an arrest occurs or if you are contacted by the police is to contact a Juvenile Law Lawyer in Boston or where that crime was committed. You should have someone on the case immediately so that the rights of the juvenile are protected.
One of the biggest mistakes that I have seen in my experience is that the juvenile’s parents are called at home by the police and they are asked to bring their child into the police station so that the police can ask them a couple of questions. Most parents think that they are doing the right thing by cooperating with the police and they bring their child into the police station who is asked questions and then gives incriminating answers. It’s understandable that people want to do the right thing but the right thing to do is call a Juvenile Law Attorney in MA who understands the situation and who will protect the rights of the juvenile.
It is much more difficult for an attorney to try to undo something that has been done than it is for an attorney to get involved and make sure that some of the common mistakes that are made are not made and to make sure that the rights of the accused or investigated are protected.
If a juvenile is under investigation in Massachusetts or is contacted by the police for “routine questioning” make sure you call Keegan Law so that everything that can be done is done.