Youth crime

Youth crime

Here to help when something goes wrong

As a parent, we always want what is best for our children and although they can drive us mad, they will still always be angels in our eyes…

We want our children to make the most of opportunities and to have the best possible chance in life. One tiny mishap has the possibility of closing a number of opportunities and restricting their chances.

Learning to make choices is part of growing up but children don’t always make the right ones. So, what happens when something goes wrong and the police get involved.

Having a solicitor involved from the outset can sometimes be the difference between having a criminal record that will stay with your child through their lifetime, or not.

Our expert solicitors, experienced in dealing with children accused of a crime can help if:

  • A child or young adult is accused of a crime
  • A child or young adult needs to attend a voluntary interview
  • A child or young adult needs to attend a Youth Court
  • A Youth Offending Team is speaking to your child
  • Your child needs help at the police station
  • Your child is in trouble at school because of bullying

How do I get a solicitor or legal representative at the police station?

Don’t delay, contact our expert criminal lawyers here. We will talk through the options open to you and your child to help you make informed decisions during such a difficult time. There is no substitute for being properly informed regarding the allegation being made. We are able to help you, out of our usual business hours, and can often attend the police station at short notice.

Please note that the police station attendance option offered by qualified solicitors at Gotelee Solicitors LLP is not covered by the Governments legal aid scheme.

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