Q: My 17 year old was arrested for disorderly conduct in Wisconsin. What rights do I have as a parent in this situation?
He was arrested for disorderly conduct during his high school basketball game after removing his jersey and throwing it at his coach and then yelling and swearing and punching a locker on his way to the locker room. I understand that at 17 the state of Wisconsin considers him an adult for the purposes of criminal proceedings. What rights do I have as a parent in this matter? And what's the best and worst case scenarios for this first time offense?
A: You do not have rights, as the law defines that term. However, the situation is ridiculous and you should expect the charged to be dismissed.
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