With spring fast approaching, so is spring break for Missouri colleges. Your college student is probably gearing up for a week of fun and relaxation. It may also be likely that your son or daughter will be partying or engaging in other activities that can lead to trouble.
As a parent, what do you do when your college kid gets arrested? What if it happens in another state? Become familiar with the answer now to avoid making a mistake when the time comes.
How to respond
After you get the phone call notifying you of the arrest, take these preliminary steps:
When the arrest occurs in a place that is not your child’s home state, it is best to hire a lawyer in the state where the arrest happens. With misdemeanor charges, a local lawyer may be able to make court appearances so your college student does not have to stay there and miss school, work and other obligations.
For personalized legal guidance, call our office at 417-882-9300 or submit this form to schedule a meeting with an attorney.