What To Do If A Police Officer Is At Your Door Asking For Your Child
Learning a child is accused of committing a crime can be a heart-wrenching moment in a parent's life. If a Dallas, Collin County or other law enforcement officer is at your doorstep to serve you with legal papers regarding your son or daughter, do not let it overwhelm you. This is just the first step in the long process of successfully resolving your child's case.
A petition alleging a child has engaged in delinquent conduct is a "lawsuit" filed against you and your child. It is filed against you because you are the parent and is intended to assure your appearance in court. When possible, it is better to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney before you are served with these papers.
If you anticipate you will be served, we may be able to prevent the embarrassment and stress of being served. An alternative to prosecution may be available that would prevent the court from issuing a formal charge. J. Michael Price II has devoted his entire career to juvenile and criminal defense. Call our Dallas, Texas, office if you have been, or believe you will be, served with a child engaged in delinquent conduct petition.
Protecting Your Child's Rights
If an officer wants to question your child about criminal conduct, you and your child have the right to have an attorney present during this questioning or "interview." Many interviews, statements and "your side of the story" encounters with police often result in criminal charges. It is important to speak with an attorney before you talk to law enforcement about suspected involvement in a crime.
Once we are involved, your child's case is supported by our 15 years of proven success handling juvenile matters. We understand your rights and your child's rights, and we will make sure everyone involved respects those rights. Once we resolve your child's issue, we are prepared to pursue sealing his or her juvenile records to prevent it from causing your child future hardship.
Schedule A No-Cost Consultation With A Skilled Juvenile Lawyer
Our founding attorney, J. Michael Price II, has been named in Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, from 2005-2018, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine. He also is among only five attorneys in the area, including Dallas, Collin and Denton counties, certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He has built a reputation for dedication to his legal work and commitment to his clients, particularly children.
Practicing exclusively in criminal and juvenile defense, and recognized by organizations, including Martindale-Hubbell, and being named in Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, from 2005-2018, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, we stand ready to provide reliable and effective representation for all juvenile crimes. Contact our office today or call us directly at 214-765-8000 to schedule an initial consultation.