Tip of the Week

Posted By The Law Office of Kelley M. Enderley, PC || 9-Oct-2017

Most people who have never had a connection to the law before have an inclination to trust police officers. To that end, when a parent learns that their child may have committed a criminal offense they want the child to be honest and tell them to be honest about what they have done. Honesty may be the best policy in most situations, but sometimes remaining silent is an even better policy. Never let your child talk to police without an attorney present. Even if your child is under the age of 18 they could be charged as an adult for certain crimes or they can be charged as a juvenile and still be placed in a secured detention facility. Always remain silent until you have had an opportunity to speak to an attorney to let you know how to best proceed in any given situation.