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My Child Was Just Arrested. Now What?

If your child gets arrested in Minnesota, here are steps you should take to protect your child's rights:

  1. Contact and Retain an Experienced Attorney:

    • Immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Minnesota Legal Defense has a proven track record of success fighting criminal charges and accusations. A top attorney is essential to provide legal advice, guide you through the process, and represent your child's best interests.

  2. Know Their Rights:

    • Ensure your child is aware of their rights, including the right to remain silent. Instruct them not to answer any questions without an attorney present. Contact attorney Paul D. Sellers immediately so that he can reach out to law enforcement on your child's behalf  

  3. Obtain Details of the Arrest:

    • Gather details about the arrest, charges, and any other relevant information. This can help Minnesota Legal Defense to know the best way to assist your child. 

  4. Provide Your Child's Lawyer With Information

    • A defendant often only gets one chance to secure a lower bond or bail. Contact Paul D. Sellers and Minnesota Legal Defense as soon as possible so that the judge can get the full picture of who your child is.

  5. Appear at Court Hearings:

    • If possible, plan to attend court hearings. Based on his two decades of experience attorney Paul D. Sellers can confirm that the appearance of parental involvement often results in a judge reducing the bail amount or the release conditions. 

Remember that specific procedures may vary based on the nature of the charges whether the case is charged in state or federal court. Consulting with an experienced attorney is crucial for understanding the unique aspects of your child's case and ensuring their rights are protected. If you have questions, contact Minnesota Legal Defense right away to make sure your child's rights are effectively represented in court.

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