For a parent, a child being charged with a drug-related offense may be one of their worst nightmares. Sometimes, parents become very upset with their teens when they are accused of committing an offense that involves drugs, from possession to distribution. However, it is important for parents who are in this difficult position to keep a number of things in mind as they try to work through the case. For example, there may be a number of factors that could affect the outcome of the case (and their child’s future). Moreover, these allegations can surface for many reasons, from peer pressure to false accusations.
Sometimes, adults forget what it is like to be a teenager. Peer pressure can be crippling and is responsible for many of the drug charges that young people face. Moreover, some people may find themselves facing these charges because they were hanging out with the wrong crowd, even though they have never used drugs or had any intentions of breaking the law. In some instances, a teen may be framed by one of their friends or even a law enforcement official.
Your teen’s life could be adversely affected by a drug case in a lot of different ways. Their ability to pursue a college education may be threatened by these allegations and they may face a myriad of hurdles in life due to a drug case, from career problems later on to a shattered reputation in the community. Our law firm realizes how devastating this can be for parents and teens alike, but it is crucial to look for a better outcome.