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My son is being charged with felony theft. What will happen to him. He is 17

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I noticed $7200 missing from my bank account, I reported it to my credit union right away, then realized it was my own 17 year old son who made the charges. The credit union just told me they are charging him with felony theft

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He's never been in trouble before

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Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
when should we get an attorney
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What will happen next?
Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Immediately. Many times things can be headed off or at least not have as severe a repercussion if you start early.

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Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Before I can tell you what will happen next I need to know what has happened so far.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The police department called and said they will be coming to get a statement from Zach, my son
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should he make a statement to the police?
Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Absolutely not without a lawyer present. Likely the lawyer is going to tell him not to give a statement at all but occasionally I would let my clients talk to the police if I was there and most attorneys now are the same.

You can fnd a local lawyer by going to www.lawyers.com and under Area of Practice enter Criminal Law.

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