Las Vegas, NV asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Utah

Q: My 12 year old son may be charged with assault for a school fight. At what point should I hire an attorney?

They say he will be charged with assault. How will I know this has happened? Both kids shoved each other, but my son shoved first. Should we fight this? At what point should I hire an attorney? The other kid's father is a lawyer.

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: NOW. YESTERDAY. LAST WEEK.

Waiting to hire a lawyer until the charge is like waiting to have the cavity filled until you need a root canal.

If you were being investigated you would want an attorney now.

He needs to have his rights protected. He needs to know to stop talking and invoke his right to counsel and remain silent.

You need to understand all aspects.

Catherine Cleveland and Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. agree with this answer

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You need to hire an attorney ASAP and don't let your son talk to anyone without an attorney present.

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. agrees with this answer

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Hire someone right now.

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