If your child has been arrested in Arizona, the police and court officials will need to make a decision on how to handle the case and whether or not to file formal charges. This is a crucial point in the process, and a lot of factors come into play that will impact the future of your child's case. In order to be prepared, keep in mind that the following will be taken into account when deciding whether or not to file formal juvenile charges:
  • Your child's age
  • Your child's past record
  • The severity of the offense
  • The presence or absence of an Arizona juvenile offense attorney
  • Your child's attitude toward the offense and how well you are able to control him or her
  • The evidence in the case

And while that list covers most of the "official" considerations, you can be assured that in most cases the following "unofficial" considerations will also have an impact:
  • Your child's appearance
  • Your socio-economic status
  • Whether your child is male or female
  • Your child's ethnicity
  • Your child's attitude and behavior when speaking to officials

If your son or daughter has been arrested, it is in your best interest to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible at 1-888-929-5292. Let us calm your fears, answer your questions, and explain your rights in an environment where you are treated like a real person with real concerns. We look forward to speaking with you.
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