Ask for Legal Assistance if Your Teenager has Police Problems

Updated on Friday 10th February 2017

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Theft, burglary, vandalism, harassment, anti-social and racist behaviors and drug possession are considered severe offences in the UK and even children over the age of 10 can be punished according to the rules in this country. The police have the power to retain the youngsters with law problems, and it is good to know that there are certain measures which can be taken if the teenagers commit crimes. If you are a parent and your child is accused of the crimes mentioned above, it is recommended to ask for help and legal representation from our defence solicitors in London.

Criminal proceedings for youngsters in the UK

Children under the age of 10 are considered not capable of their own actions and cannot decide which things or actions are good or bad, therefore they cannot be presented in front of the magistrates’ court in the UK.  The tutors or the parents can receive parenting orders or will be obliged to attend to parenting programmes. Young criminals with ages between 10 and 14 will face the court of law and will be considered responsible for their criminal behavior and they can deal with hearings. In such situations, our defence lawyer in the UK will properly analyze the situation, will communicate with the parents and will adopt a suitable approach to the case.

If the consequences are not that severe, the teenager may receive anti-social behavior orders or will need to attend special courses, under strict supervision, in order to reintegrate into the society. It is recommended to ask for guidance and legal help from our criminal defence solicitors in London.

Penalties for parents 

Parents with problematic kids are also considered guilty for their inappropriate behavior, therefore, the authorities, including the police, have enforced different responsibilities for them. The parenting programmes are controlled by special organizations in the country, which offer the best possible guidelines and support for children and for parents. Besides that, such programmes might need a parenting contract in which the parents are imposed to supervise the child or the teenager to keep away from unsuitable behavior in the society.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team of criminal defence lawyers in the UK for legal assistance, if your teenager has police problems.