If your child brings a weapon to school, it is a very serious matter. Not only can your child face expulsion from school, but they could also face criminal charges. In such a situation, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent your child and protect their legal rights in both the criminal context and the school disciplinary proceedings.

A  defense attorney will provide legal advice and guidance to help you navigate the legal system and what are potentially significant consequences. Your attorney will explain the charges your child is facing, the potential consequences, and what to expect when you go to Court and/or the school Superintendent’s hearing. A criminal defense lawyer with experience in school discipline proceedings will answer all your questions, help you understand your child’s rights, and explain all options available to you and your child.

Schools often have strict policies regarding weapons on school grounds, and violating these policies can result in serious consequences, including suspension, expulsion, and criminal charges. It is important for students and parents to be aware of these policies and to take steps to ensure that they are not in possession of any prohibited items while on school grounds. Many school districts have student handbooks that define what is considered a weapon or dangerous instrument.

A criminal defense lawyer with experience with school disciplinary proceedings will help protect your child’s future. Your attorney will work to minimize the impact of the charges on your child’s future, such as seeking alternative sentencing options, working to get the charges dismissed, and helping to get your child back to school as soon as possible. Importantly, your lawyer will do an investigation and help determine whether the allegations or charges against your child have merit or can be substantiated.

If your child has brought a weapon to school, contact a criminal defense attorney with school disciplinary hearing experience at LaMarche Safranko Law by calling 844-accused to protect your child’s legal rights and future.