Who teaches their 15-year old kid “Look, when you get arrested, all you say to the cops is that you want a lawyer.”
I will be. Records can follow kids around for longer than they should. Mine are already going to be disadvantaged going into the future due to their background, I don't want some poor decisions in their youth haunting them forever.
Them being in that position could be due to my failure in parenting, despite my best, or the result of a misunderstanding or overzealous cops.
If they've done something truly heinous then they should be punished. If not, I don't want them giving more rope to hang themselves.
This is coming from somebody with a very favorable background with the law but if history is any teacher, prosecution and police can't always be trusted to do right.