Hiring attorney for child under 21

Can I hire an attorney for a DUI case for my daughter who is 20 years old and will that attorney be required to speak to me about the case?


Asked 6 months ago in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Categories: DUI

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John Steiner

Answer by John Steiner

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The age of majority in the United States is 18 years old (i.e., that is the age your daughter would be considered an adult). With your daughters permission, an attorney may be willing to speak with you and discuss confidential information relevant to her case.

As to whether you can hire an attorney for your daughter, the answer is, generally, yes.

As to whether you would be required to speak to the attorney about the case, the answer is likely that you would not be required to speak with the attorney about the case.

As to whether you would be allowed to discuss your daughters case with an attorney, as mentioned, with your daughters permission, an attorney may be willing to speak with you and discuss confidential information relevant to her case.

Good luck!

Posted 4 months ago

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