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Can parents be held accountable for a child's actions?

When your child does something wrong, your child should be made to understand why the action was wrong and potentially be punished for it. At a certain age, children should know the difference between right and wrong. If they do something wrong, then parents can be held liable for their actions, even though they didn't participate in a crime themselves.

Facing a worst-case scenario: Being charged with a crime

It sounds like a terrible nightmare for many people, and it can often seem like the worst-case scenario. Even if you are somewhat familiar with the criminal justice system from either side, being charged with a crime is frightening. It's not the worst-case scenario, though -- that would involve being convicted of the crime and sentenced for it. Protecting yourself from the worst that could happen in such a situation is one reason to seek immediate assistance from a criminal defense professional in Virginia.

What should you do if you're accused of a crime?

If you're falsely accused of a crime, you can defend yourself and take steps to make sure you aren't found guilty for a crime you didn't commit. Initially, you might have been taken by surprise when a police officer arrived to talk to you. Know that you have no legal obligation to speak to the officer or to say anything that could incriminate you; you have a right to an attorney to discuss the sex crime allegations or other accusations against you. Not talking doesn't make you look guilty, it simply means you know your rights.

Self-defense is not the same as domestic violence

Being accused of domestic violence is a threatening allegation. It doesn't just impact you in the short term; even if you're cleared of any wrongdoing, the impact on your family, work and social life can be seen for months and years to come. For this reason, it's important to defend yourself from allegations.

How to buffer children from rough custody battles

Most parents who are dealing with divorce do know that the children aren't a part of what is being torn down during the process. Though it's not true in every case, often, both parents want to continue having a relationship with their children. At the same time, emotions can run high, and it's easy to slip into behaviors that put the kids in the middle of the battle.

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