By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
I get asked this question a lot where the child is 17 years old or older and in adult custody.
Unfortunately there is no right answer though I wish there were. I don’t have a stake in the issue so I advise parents to do what they feel is best because they know their children better than I do.
Parents should also take to heart this truism: there is no right answer.
Leaving your son or daughter in jail does not make you a bad parent nor does getting them out. I’ve seen parents who do both for understandable reasons.
For clients who have serious drug issues — parents might tell me they leave their kids in jail because at least they know they’re safe and not using drugs. Drug cases (other than marijuana) take a long time because…
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