A Note to Parents:

Young adults sometimes get in trouble with the law.  Even “good kids” find themselves in situations where they need a lawyer.

As a parent, this makes you nervous.  Often the details of the underlying event are unclear, but you know what is at stake.  Criminal offenses have long-term consequences including criminal records, loss of scholarships, and limits on future employment.

I understand the anxiety of a parent facing this scenario.  Young adults make mistakes, and I work hard to protect their futures.  I try to impress upon my younger clients the seriousness of the criminal justice system, hoping that they avoid similar situations in the future.