As a parent, you do everything you can to teach your children right from wrong. Unfortunately, there comes a time when some children are going to do what they want without thinking about the consequences. If your children got themselves in trouble with the law, there are a few things you need to make sure they don't do to prevent jeopardizing their case.

Tell them to stop talking.

Sadly, this tends to be one of the hardest things for someone accused of a crime to do. It seems like the individual can't shut up, even though they know they shouldn't be talking to anyone without their lawyer there. Anything said in person and over the phone can end up being used against them when the prosecution attempts to build their case. All of those calls made inside of the jail cell can be used to further incriminate the defendant and help the prosecutions' case. As hard as it might be, they need to keep their mouth closed until the lawyer is present.

Don't let them post anything on social media accounts.

Just about everywhere you turn, children are using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to post pictures of themselves doing something stupid. Imagine how much trouble that could cause when a picture of your teen appears on Facebook incriminating them for a crime they are accused of committing. Instead of being able to defend against the accusations, your teen has just given the prosecution the smoking gun they needed to send them away. Anytime your teen is arrested or confronted about a crime, they need to speak with a lawyer right away and stay away from social media until the issue is resolved.

Don't let your teen toss the evidence.

While many people assume that they are doing themselves a favor by ditching the evidence, they are actually opening the door to further prosecution. Imagine what would happen if the police were to find a bag of drugs in the garbage by your home. They can use those drugs to pin your teen for the crime. The minute they tossed them, they waived their rights to having them omitted from court proceedings. If there is any evidence in the home, don't let your teen throw it away.

The best thing you can do is speak with a licensed attorney like Kassel & Kassel A Group of Independent Law Offices about the charges pending and what can be done to fight them.