Has your teen been wearing clothes or costumes, and doing other thing to inflict fear amongst their peers and the community, and now they are facing criminal charges because of the matter? If so, a criminal lawyer is needed to prevent them from having a charge that is on their record for years into the future and that can destroy their chances of getting the job or having the life that they want.
If the police have shown up at your home, or if the police have called and are requesting a sit down session with your teen, no action should be taken until you’ve hired criminal defence. If the police met with your teen at the school or without a parent present, this is against the law and your lawyer will work to get their statement thrown out because a consenting guardian wasn’t with them, and neither was their legal representation. These details are all important to the case.
If some of the actions and the problems were because of online rants, posts or pictures, you want your teen to remove these things from the internet. You’ll want to document the evidence of the posts so you can show your lawyer exactly what was posted, but after you’ve taken screen shots or printed the images, you want to remove everything. You should even consider removing your teen’s accounts from the different social media sites.
You don’t want your teen to apologize because they were forced to. You want the lawyer to draw up apologies for your teen to send to all those involved. The apologies will not admit guilt in any way, but will show regret of hurt feelings or confusion. This can help when it’s time for your teen to go in front of a judge.