Your next encounter with a law enforcement officer cannot be predicted. It could be today, tomorrow or years from now. Attorney Thurow believes everyone should have a criminal defense attorney on retainer before a legal issue arises. He also knows that not everyone can afford to have a lawyer on retainer so he stresses that everyone should, before their next encounter with a police officer, learn their rights and know how to effectively invoke them.
Parents should have an attorney on retainer for their children. At some point, your child will have an encounter with a police officer. The decisions, actions and statements your child makes during that encounter may save his or her life, physically and legally. The decisions your child makes during that encounter may also have terrible consequences. These consequences could result in your child being arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison. Will your child know what to do if stopped and questioned by a police officer? Will your child know what to do if asked to “Are you willing to come downtown?” or told by an officer, “I just want to get your side of the story.”
Let’s face it! Your kids don’t tell you everything and in most situations, parents are the last to know what’s going on, especially when their child has done something wrong or illegal. It is very important that your child have someone available to confide in and someone that cannot be forced to testify against him or her. That person is an attorney because of attorney-client privilege. There is no such thing as a parent-child privilege. Your child should have an attorney to talk to in these unfortunate situations. Unless you want to be listed as a witness for the prosecution and forced to testify against your child, you should not talk to your child about the alleged facts of the case or investigation. Call Thurow Law to obtain further information retaining Thurow Law before that issue arises.
Attorney Thurow offers all high-school and college students a free confidential 15-minute phone or office Q & A session. During the session, Pasco County Attorney, Todd Thurow, allows the student to ask him questions about police procedures, their Constitutional rights, how to invoke them, or other related topics.
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