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When Your Child Is In Trouble With The Law

It is a nightmare many parents go through. A call from the police asks you to come to the station. Your son or daughter has been picked up for smoking pot, or shoplifting, or fighting with another young person.

These are not called juvenile crimes — they are called delinquencies. But they do as much damage to your child’s future as a conviction for an adult crime. They can put school plans on hold. Worse, they have great emotional and psychological impact and can trigger a negative spiral into anger and acting out.

The World Is Confusing, And Kids Get Confused

These are some of the most common offenses (delinquencies) kids get picked up for:

  • Shoplifting/petty theft
  • Car theft or joyriding
  • Fighting
  • Traffic offenses
  • Sex offenses
  • Gang activities
  • Underage drinking and driving (DUI)
  • Possessing marijuana, cocaine or prescription drugs or other drug crimes
  • Vandalism and graffiti

Getting Your Southeastern Minnesota Child Back On Track

At Doda McGeeney, we understand that you love your child and want only the best for him or her. That’s why our lawyers are committed to going the whole nine yards to prevent this unfortunate event from getting worse. You do not want your child to spend time in the system. We will work to see that your child gets the counsel he or she needs to stay out of trouble and to understand how much is at stake.

Our attorneys will walk you carefully through every stage of the juvenile justice process, explaining it and strategizing the best outcome for your child.

Do what’s best for your son or daughter. Contact Doda McGeeney in Rochester at 507-218-2399 or email us using this form.