With very few exceptions, a parent can’t represent or present a case on behalf of their child. This means if you do not hire an attorney, your child will be presenting his or her case to the judge on their own. Your child would have to make legal decisions regarding their case without any guidance from the court. This is not advisable.
When you hire an attorney, the attorney represents your child and makes legal argument on their behalf. The attorney explains all consequences and procedures in detail so that your child can make the best decisions regarding their case. The attorney then presents the information to the court allowing a more favorable outcome for your child.
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