A Parent’s Guide: Navigating Drug Paraphernalia Charges for Your Adult Child


As a parent, it can be distressing to learn that your adult child is facing drug paraphernalia charges. In these challenging times, it’s crucial to provide them with the support and guidance they need to navigate this legal issue successfully. At The McShane Firm, we understand the importance of family support during such situations, and we are here to help you and your child through this process. In this guide, we’ll provide you with valuable insights on how to support your adult child facing drug paraphernalia charges.

Maintain Open Communication:

The first step in helping your child is to maintain open and honest communication. Encourage them to share all the details of the case with you, including how they got involved, the circumstances surrounding the charges, and any information about the arrest. This will help you better understand the situation and work together to find the best solution.


Seek Legal Representation:

One of the most crucial steps is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in drug paraphernalia cases. At The McShane Firm, we are committed to providing top-notch legal representation. Our team of professionals will work diligently to protect your child’s rights and build a strong defense strategy.


Understand the Charges:

It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the specific charges your child is facing. Drug paraphernalia charges can vary in severity depending on the circumstances. Your attorney will explain the charges and potential consequences, ensuring you are well-informed throughout the process.

Explore Potential Outcomes:

Work closely with your attorney to explore potential outcomes of the case. Depending on the circumstances, your child may be eligible for diversion programs, probation, or alternative sentencing options. Your attorney will help you understand the available options and guide you in making informed decisions.


Offer Emotional Support:

Facing criminal charges can be emotionally draining for your child. Offer your unwavering emotional support during this time. Let them know that you are there for them no matter what, and encourage them to stay focused on a positive future.


Attend Court Appearances:

Attend court appearances with your child to show your support. It’s essential to be punctual and professionally prepared, as outlined in our commitment to our clients at The McShane Firm. Your presence in court can have a positive impact on the proceedings.


Stay Informed:

Stay informed about the progress of the case. Your attorney will keep you updated, but it’s crucial to be proactive in seeking information. This will help you stay involved in the process and ensure your child’s rights are protected.


Navigating drug paraphernalia charges with your adult child can be a challenging journey, but with the right legal representation and family support, you can help them achieve the best possible outcome. At The McShane Firm, we are dedicated to ensuring our clients receive the support and advocacy they deserve. Contact us today to discuss your child’s case and how we can assist you every step of the way. Your child’s future is important to us, and we are here to help you both through this difficult time.

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  • Our clients have the right to expect, we will be proactive in communication. You will hear it from us first. We will return all phone calls, texts and emails promptly.
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This is our promise to you. Call today to get us on your side: (717) 657-3900.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.