My suggestion is to deal with this another way. Once you go into the criminal justice system you lose all control and his future can be damaged. It's always an option, so try something else first.
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I agree with the attorney below- once it's out of your hands and into the hands of the prosecution, only they have control over your son's destiny. The last thing you'd want to do is pay for a criminal defense attorney to make the criminal charges go away.
Going to the criminal justice system may resolve your current issue, but open the door to many other issues, my suggestion is to seek counseling or some other alternative with your son, good luck.
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I see this happen on a daily basis. Parents want to teach their child a lesson so they press charges on the child. Child is charged and parent comes to court stating they want to dismiss the charges now since they thing the child has learned a lesson. DA does not want to dismiss the charges and it us solely up the DA to dismiss. There lies the problem. I would encourage you not to use the legal process as a tool for trying to change his behavior. There are some programs that are available for parents with these types of issues out there that you can find on the internet that are successful. Again, I would not advocate that you take charges on your son due to the fact that a conviction will stay on his record for life since he is an adult for criminal purposes. Best of luck!
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