What to Do If Your Child Is Arrested for a DWI
It’s not uncommon for teenagers to exercise bad judgment. When that poor judgment involves alcohol and driving, the consequences can be severe. Teens are much more willing to take risks and don’t often understand their actions have effects they can’t predict; however, a conviction of driving while intoxicated (DWI) can have lasting ramifications on their future.
If your child calls you from jail after being arrested for a DWI, make sure to inform them not to say anything more until a lawyer arrives. Your child also has the right to remain silent, and the police shouldn’t be questioning him or her without an adult present. Don’t ask them about what happened. Instead, hire a skilled DWI attorney who can represent your child as soon as possible.
Once you bail your child out of jail, meet with them and their legal representative and discuss precisely what happened. A skilled DWI lawyer will need to know what happened and how. Every detail is essential because if a police officer didn’t follow procedure during the arrest, your child might be able to avoid a charge entirely.
The best way to know how your child’s case will turn out is to consult an experienced Fort Worth DWI attorney. The Clark Law Firm has 35 years of combined legal experience to offer you and your child. Let us take a look at the case and provide skilled recommendations about your best course of legal action. Our lawyers are dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of our clients with tenacity and compassion. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.
Contact us at (817) 435-4970 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.