What Parents Need to Know
Defense Information For Parents
As a parent, you want the best for your child. When he or she gets into trouble, you may be torn as to whether you should step in and provide assistance. Criminal charges are serious, and students face repercussions that will affect their career and personal life. Staying informed and engaged in a youth's defense is essential, since often a student cannot handle it alone.
What parents need to know is that Cal Poly or Cuesta College police do not turn a blind eye to crimes on campus. What was once considered mere mischief, partying or letting off steam is now vigorously prosecuted.
At the San Luis Obispo firm of Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, not only do we defend students — we keep parents involved. That way, our clients have what they need to enforce their rights while college students get over the hurdle of a criminal charge and move on with their lives.
Authorities Will Prosecute
In a small town such as San Luis Obispo, where there is a high population of Cal Poly and Cuesta College students, police expend time and money to prosecute crimes on campus. Convictions for public intoxication, using fake IDs, minor in possession of alcohol and other offenses result in a criminal record. Simply being a student, or being young, does not get the student a pass.
When our firm represents a student, our Cal Poly defense attorney will be his or her attorney. The student's parents are not our clients. However, we frequently ask the student if we can consult with parents, and with his or her permission, we do so. This open line of communication makes sure the student has everything he or she needs to beat the charges and succeed.
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Parents should learn all they can if their child is charged with a crime in California. Call us today at 805-546-8797 to see how we can help. You can also contact us online to make an appointment.