Mount Vernon, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: my 16-year-old got detained For matching Description of a call-in saying she was trying to break into cars

What Can I do about her citations for disorderly conduct and unlawful consumption of Alcohol. By the time I got to the Police Station she had admitted to drinking Her and the officer Had cussed each other out And I was so mad about her drinking and her being disrespectfuI didn’t realize What was actually going on I have already dealt with one of the officers a few times over teenage girl drama and he always says Octobers trying to fight someone And every time Its always her and never anyone elseShe was with a friend that when the cops came at the park her friend ran my child didn’t of course the cop that I have issues with said it looked like was..she’s never been arrested...They had her at a police station that had nobody there except 2 cops & the two girls the doors locked I had to knock.he said she could ride with me to follow them to the sheriffs department for fingerprints other cop apologized for cussing at my daughter... i don’t know it was a mess

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S. Janaan Hashim
S. Janaan Hashim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The best thing to do is to either hire an attorney or to use the PD if you cannot hire an attorney. The attorney will do his/her best to get the charges dropped. Good luck.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If she has been charged with an Ordinance Violations, your best and only option is to hire an attorney to assist her because there are no Public Defenders for such charges. If she has been charged with a misdemeanor offense, you could either hire an attorney or wait to have the Public Defender appointed.

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