Lets face it, for the most part, when interacting with the police, it usually doesn’t go well for the juvenile. They simply don’t understand the role of police, and how their natural desire to try to talk to “explain” a situation can get them into more trouble.
It’s important to have honest, open discussions with your children about how they should act if they are pulled over by police, and especially what to do if they are questioned by police.
If the worst has happened, and your child is arrested, it is in your best interest to contact a juvenile defense lawyer. Such a lawyer can help your family navigate this situation and make sure that your child’s rights are protected.
In This Section
In this section of our website, you will find information meant to help protect your child from a run-in with the law. Start with our page about what to tell your teen about police questioning. If your child is stopped on the street, pulled over while driving, or taken into police custody, they should already know what is in their best interest to do and not do. You can learn more about interacting with the police here. You can learn more about teaching your children how to deal with the police here.
Being pulled over by the police is a whole different situation. On this page, you can learn more about what your child should or should not say to the police, how to handle a request for a car search, and more.
Finally, what steps should you take to protect your child after an arrest occurs? There are many ways that you can be proactive and stop the situation from going from bad to worse. You can learn more on this page about child arrests.