If you get arrested on drug charges while you’re out with friends or even away at college, you may dread that phone conversation with your parents. You know you have to tell them eventually.
How are they going to react? What are they going to say?
After the initial questions, the focus will shift to your future
Studies have explored the fact that children often have vastly different lives than their parents expected. Parents usually think their children will be like them. When things go differently, that can be difficult for them to accept.
After learning about your charges, they may ask you questions like:
- How could you let this happen?
- Did someone else pressure you into it?
- Did the drugs actually belong to someone else?
- Why did you do what you’re accused of doing?
- Do you know how disappointed we are?
The common trend is often one of worry, however. Overall, parents worry most about the future for their children when these things happen. They feel that it is their job to raise their children and give them a safe, productive and happy life. That’s what they want to protect.
What happened already happened. Ultimately, they want to know how they can help you get back on track for a healthy and successful future.
Your future security should be your goal, as well
The good thing about this is that, though they may be disappointed or frustrated or even angry, your parents have the same goal that you do. All of you are together in wanting to find a solution that protects your future.
No one wants a single event to define the rest of your life. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you and your family protect your future.