As a parent of a child who is a young adult, you’ve probably already faced your fair share of stressful and worrying moments. Up to this point in time your main worry might have been if your child was doing well in school, or eating properly, but what do you do when you are faced with the nightmare situation of your son or daughter facing criminal proceedings? This is an all too real reality for many parents who learn that their child has been arrested or is facing a motoring offence prosecution.
Many of our cases start with a worried parent reaching out to us on their child’s behalf. It is natural for a parent to want to help and be a part of the legal strategy for their child, as most parents instinctively just want what’s best for them. When we receive calls from concerned parents we are happy to liaise with them on behalf of the child (with confidentiality issues covered of course) and will continue to liaise with the entire family if instructed to do so by the client.
During the initial enquiry stage we have come across a multitude of concerns and have identified the most common concerns of parents whose child is facing a motoring charge and why they instruct us to help below.