Connell, WA asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Washington

Q: My 14 year old daughter has been charged felony harassment. This is her 1st offence. Will she be found guilty?

She had just got suspended from school for fighting the girl she sent the snapchat to. In the snapchat it states some people have "shooters". She was charged with felony harassment. What should be my next step?

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

A: Stop talking and writing by everyone.

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Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: I am sorry to hear that this happened. This is a very serious criminal charge.

It is important that your daughter speaks to an attorney experienced with the Juvenile Justice System, as juvenile court is quite different than adult court. It is also important that your daughter avoids speaking to law enforcement, as it is very easy to make an incriminating statement or a statement that is taken out of context.

We offer information specific to juvenile criminal defense here: https://seattlejuveniledefender.com

We also offer a free consultation and represent juvenile clients in the Puget Sound region.

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