A Message for Parents
Juvenile Crime Attorneys in Johnson City
Kids are one of the biggest joys and life, but they can also be one of the biggest stressors as well. So when you receive the phone call from a law enforcement officer notifying you that your child has found themselves in trouble with the law, it’s easy to become stressed, overwhelmed, angry, and a whole cornucopia of other emotions.
However, Principal Attorney Mac Meade has seen these instances before on many occasions, and has released a short video with a message for parents who find themselves in this situation. This message is simple: “Don’t panic.” Your children depend on you for strength and guidance, especially when in many cases they didn’t mean to get themselves into the situation they now find themselves in. When you panic, it can only make the situation worse.
What Can You Do?
If you receive a phone call notifying you that your child has been taken into custody, now is not the time to abandon your child and let them figure things out on their own. While it’s okay to let the experience teach your child a lesson, you also don’t want to let it jeopardize their future. If a juvenile criminal matter isn’t dealt with appropriately, it can have potentially long-lasting consequences.
In the video message, Attorney Meade states that the first thing a parent should do is reach out to a qualified Johnson City criminal defense attorney who can effectively represent them. That way “a short term mistake doesn’t affect them for the rest of their life.” While some juvenile matters are wiped from an individual’s record once they turn 18, not all charges or convictions are this way. Some serious cases can affect everything from a child’s employment prospects to their ability to get into college.
Attorney Meade states “Ultimately, we’re going to minimize the damage, and we’re going to take care of your child, as though they were [our] own.”
So when your child finds themselves in trouble with the law, make the smart choice and reach out to Meade Law Group. Through their decades of combined experience and substantial records of success, our attorneys know what it means to handle serious cases and get serious results.
For more information or to retain high-quality legal representation, call Meade Law Group today at (423) 464-7779 and schedule your free initial consultation!