Is Your Child in Trouble with the Law? | O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Attorneys

Is Your Child in Trouble with the Law?

The lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys understand how stressful it can be when your child is arrested and charged with a crime. Our Fargo criminal defense attorneys have experience representing college students and juveniles facing criminal charges, and you want to hire an experienced attorney who can help you understand the juvenile justice system.

Common Juvenile Allegations

There are some allegations that are common among teenagers, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Marijuana or other drug possession
  • Sexual assault
  • Vandalism
  • Assault and battery
  • Trespassing

Even if a charge seems minor and your child is in juvenile court instead of adult criminal court, the outcome of the case can impact your child’s future. Always seek the right criminal defense help for your teen. 

What May Happen If My Child Is Charged With A Crime?

Being arrested for a crime can create a permanent criminal record of a conviction. Further, universities and colleges may take action against a student if he or she is charged with a crime. Some possible penalties and lasting consequences include the following:

  • Time in a juvenile facility
  • Loss of driving privileges and driver’s license suspension
  • Withholding a degree or diploma 
  • Student housing eviction 
  • Academic suspension or expulsion
  • Loss of financial aid 

The criminal defense lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys can help you determine the best course of action to protect your child’s reputation and academic future. Your child’s future is priceless, and you can schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of the case and the legal options available to you and your child. 

We Can Get Your Child the Help They Need 

Your child may be dealing with psychological trauma or drug and alcohol abuse. These untreated issues can often lead to misconduct, arrests, and criminal charges. Our criminal defense attorneys can recommend medical professionals that can help treat your child. 

Rehabilitation programs and other proactive treatment options can demonstrate to the judge that your child is taking their problems seriously. The actions taken to address these problems can help you with a criminal case. 

Learn More About How a Fargo Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

It is normal for parents to be unsure of what to do if their child is accused of a crime. If your child is in trouble with the law, you should not wait to seek the criminal defense help they need. Contact our criminal defense attorney, Tatum O’Brien, by email, or call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys at 701-235-8000 or toll-free 877-235-8002.