What to do if my 14 year old son who has no criminal record has been charged with burglary for entering a high school after hours?

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What to do if my 14 year old son who has no criminal record has been charged with burglary for entering a high school after hours?

Nothing was harmed because there was no intent of criminal activities. There is how ever a possible broken screen. Tho it is as of now not in any reports. I would like a diversion in this case by that’s not the offer. I’m considering trial. I have no knowledge when it comes to this. What should I do tobest protect and help my child?

Asked on July 22, 2013 under Criminal Law, Washington

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to protect your child's interest regarding the criminal matter that he is facing is to retain a criminal defense attorney experienced in juvenile matters and see what the best way to resolve the matter will be. Having a criminal defense attorney might open the doors for a diversion offer.


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