The importance of using a lawyer when a child is suspected of a crime

Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, shares advice for parents on the importance seeking advice from a lawyer as soon as your child is charged or suspected of committing a crime
The Importance Of Using A Lawyer When Your Child Is Suspected Of A Crime
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The importance of using a lawyer when a child is suspected of a crime

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When a minor is charged with a crime or even suspected of committing a crime, in my opinion it is important to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible if that can be afforded. Now, if the minor is charged and they get brought in to court and they can not afford a lawyer they will be appointed a lawyer at that time. But in many cases, the damage will be already be done cause the prosecutor the one who filed a formal charges against them have to be defended. And where a retain lawyer can offer real service is during that time between the suspicion of the crime and formal bringing of charges because there are cases where the lawyer can intercede with the DA or the probation department and work something out where the minor child doesn't have to go to court and face the charges and at the end result is to try to make sure that your child has a clean record and does not suffer punishment such as being incarcerated then that's the way you want to go.

Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, shares advice for parents on the importance seeking advice from a lawyer as soon as your child is charged or suspected of committing a crime

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Shepard Kopp, Esq

Criminal Defense Attorney

Shepard Kopp represents individuals and businesses in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. In 16 years as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Kopp has tried over 110 cases to juries in state and federal courts, and has won more than 90% of those trials. Educated at Dartmouth College and the University of California's Hastings College of Law, Mr. Kopp has spent his entire professional career as a criminal defense attorney. He is passionate about vindicating the rights of the accused. This passion, dedication, and talent led to Mr. Kopp's recognition by "Super Lawyers" as a Rising Star in 2004, and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2006.

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