Did you know that 54% of Americans have said that they smoke pot and that they’re parents? If you fit in this statistic, you may not be surprised that your teen smoked pot, but are probably a bit disappointed that they didn’t tell you, and are also stressed out over the arrest.
An arrest is significant no matter the circumstances. However, the more aware you are of the consequences, the better decision you can make for your child and your family. First and foremost, it’s important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and your teen’s best interests. At Joslyn Law Firm, our attorneys are very knowledgeable about Ohio state laws and experienced in the juvenile justice system.
The charge(s) your child receives will depend on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and the amount of cannabis your teen had on them. Even if it was just a small amount, it will still be noted on their record. This could affect their ability to receive funding for college – convictions for drug possession make a child ineligible for federal student loans.
Don’t let harsh penalties affect your teen’s future. If your teen has been arrested for pot possession, give us a call today at (614) 444-1900.